- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 6 hours and 7 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Persephone Books
- Audible.com Release Date: February 26, 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001U8T3IG
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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Audiobook – Unabridged
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Miss Pettigrew DOES live for a day and what a day it was. From a very inept and down on her luck "nanny" (who really wasn't very good with kids) to the gal who saved the day, repeatedly... all w/in 24 hours. It's a light frolic. A romp. A quick read that will make you smile.
Since I didn't read the book first, I had no preconceived notions on how things "are supposed to be," I was actually able to enjoy both.
Light hearted and fun, you won't regret living a day with Miss Pettigrew.
As is often the case, the book is better than the film. In some ways more probable, in other ways even more delightfully preposterous. I'm sure it was quite racy in its time, with unmarried people actually sleeping together, drinking, and even using cocaine. It reminds us that even in 1938, during the Depression and just before the war, some young people with money were dressing beautifully, carousing, and pretending that it would last forever. Or, at the rest of the population was dreaming that there could be such a life. Think of the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films of the era, and you'll know the genre. Highly recommended, as long as you don't expect it to be realistic. And don't forget to rent the film.