At this current moment in time, this is my favourite book so far. A triumphant story for the lead character who has had nothing but sadness in her life.
Miss Pettigrew is an aging woman, approaching 50, she has had no job, love, family or home to call her own. A chance when she visits the home of Miss LaFosse changes her life forever.
Each chapter documents hours in this one day and with each chapter Miss Pettigrew develops. She begins, shy and maybe a little prude, flustering when Miss LaFosse is intimate with male companions.
Yet she isn't prude, she is a character everyone can emphaise with. She has not experienced any positive emotions, so when she does at several points in the book, it is phyically heart warming.
For some people the constant happiness might become nausiating, they may even say that this doesn't represent real life. However, I couldn't put the book down because I wanted to know if Miss Pettigrew had a happy ending, if I said the book is based around Cinderella then it may put your mind at rest.
I reccomend whole heartedly this book, on any bad day read this and realise that life isn't terrible!
If Miss Pettigrew was real she would be an inspiration to us all.