Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Book Club’s August Read

Winifred Watson’s 1938 novel ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day’ was the chosen book for August’s Book Club Meeting. New members Genie, Irene and Hazel were welcomed to the group, which, this month met for lunch at Brew Cafe, Trereife. Several members enjoyed the most delicious locally caught crab sandwiches. The book was proclaimed a good read, and especially ‘a good laugh’. The following excerpt gives a flavour of the book:

“They led her (Miss Pettigrew) into the bedroom.   She had a quick bath while Miss Dubarry and Miss LeFosse concentrated on Miss LeFosse’s wardrobe.   She put on silk underclothes laid out for her by Miss LeFosse.  She had never worn real silk underclothes in her life.   At once they made her feel different.  She felt wicked, daring, ready for anything.   She left her hesitations behind with her home-made woollens.  They psychology of silk underclothes has not yet been fully considered mused Miss Pettigrew happily.   She came back into the bedroom like a debutante.  Even her legs quite uncovered below the last short frill of lace, caused her no blushes”.

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