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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day | Winifred Watson
59 posts | 53 read | 90 to read
Miss Pettigrew, a governess looking for work, is sent by mistake to the home of Delysia LaFosse, a glamorous nightclub singer involved with three different men and is invited to stay after offering Miss LaFosse common sense advice about her love life.
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jillrhudy
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Third time reading and each time it‘s charming. Loads of hilarious dialogue and I adore the main character Marred by touches of racism against Hispanic and Jewish people, which is typical of books written in the ‘30s, and not much like the film except in the overall plotline.

Aimeesue Oh, Miss Pettigrew! ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2mo
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jillrhudy
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What‘s sweeter than honey? A Pettigrew #persephone #persephonebooks #anglophilesoflitsy

Aimeesue Oooh, Miss Pettigrew! I have the Persephone edition with the picture on the cover. Did those have the dove grey dust jackets too? Mine doesn't. Great find at a super price! (edited) 2mo
jillrhudy @Aimeesue It does have the jacket! And it was a gift from a colleague. She knows me well. 2mo
LeahBergen I adored this book! 2mo
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LeahBergen
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Woohoo! Congratulations, @GrilledCheeseSamurai , on your big 100k! 🎉🎉🎉 What a great giveaway! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

What does Litsy mean to me? I must say, it has very much become a social “checking in” time for me over the last couple of years and I look forward to seeing what everyone is up to (and reading) each day.

I‘ll tag a “new-to-me” Litsy user, @DavidDiamond !

#SixDigitSamurai

Liz_M That is such a startling juxtaposition of novel and post image 😁. Clearly I need more ☕. 3mo
LeahBergen @Liz_M 😂😂 It is! 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai thanks for playing along! :) 3mo
DavidDiamond Thanks for the shout out! Happy reading! 3mo
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DreeMorris
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A fun romp and great palate cleanser after the more serious and complex stuff I‘ve been reading lately. If it didn‘t have the Italian slurs it would be a perfect romp. #1001books #1938 #englishlit #tbrtakedown

BarbaraBB Just bought this one. Good to know you liked it! 5mo
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squirrelbrain
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#beatlemaynia
#dayinthelife

‘Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of 24 hours her life is changed - forever.‘

LeahBergen Love!💕💕 7mo
Gissy I have this one in my wish list. 7mo
Eggs Excellent choice 🤗🌺 7mo
squirrelbrain @Gissy - I haven‘t read it yet, but looking at the blurb for this prompt has made me want to move it up the list.... 7mo
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arielmonsen
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to be read soon! 👒

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LeahBergen
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Just what this Sunday afternoon needed! I‘m loving it, so far. 💕

#PersephoneBooks

HardcoverHearts THAT COVER!! 😍 9mo
DivineDiana Cover love! ❤️ 9mo
LauraBeth I‘ve been wanting to read this forever! 9mo
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catebutler This is such a fun one! The movie adaptation isn‘t bad either. 💗 9mo
Melissa_J Such a gem! 9mo
Aimeesue One of my most best super favoritest books ever. ❤️❤️❤️ Plus, Persephone! 9mo
LeahBergen @HardcoverHearts @DivineDiana Isn‘t it amazing? 😍 9mo
LeahBergen @LauraBeth You must! I‘m loving it. 😘 9mo
LeahBergen @catebutler I loved the clothing and the sets from the movie. 😮 9mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J It‘s delightful so far! 9mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue I‘m loving it and forcing myself to take my time with it! 9mo
ValerieAndBooks Love Miss Pettigrew😍! 9mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s a fun book! 9mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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More books for adults should be illustrated ( for this novel, by Mary Thomson). This was an enjoyable romp with lots of witty banter. Keep in mind though that this was written in 1938 so there‘s sexist views/vibes (ie a woman is nothing without a man) and the like. Miss Pettigrew is an “old dame” who isn‘t even yet 50 😏.

#1001Books

DivineDiana Did you see the movie? I thoroughly enjoyed it! 10mo
Reviewsbylola I agree, illustrations are a wonderful addition! 10mo
LeahBergen I ALWAYS want more illustrations! 10mo
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ValerieAndBooks @DivineDiana I plan to look it up for watching soon! 9mo
ValerieAndBooks @Reviewsbylola @leahbergen there needs to be some sort of campaign for more illustrations!! ✊👩‍🎨 9mo
Lynnsoprano Oh, I love when there are illustrations, even if it‘s just a small line drawing at the opening of a chapter. 9mo
Suet624 Love this illustration in particular. 9mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve last tackled a #1001Books, but I was overwhelmed at which one to get to next! So I did a random number generator — my plan was to keep trying until I got one I already had in my TBR (marked in red in the 1001books app).
Well, on my very first try, got number 487 which is this book! I‘ve had it in my TBR forever (#librarything tells me I added it in 2009 🙈). Here I go!!

LeslieO Oooooo I almost clicked buy on this one on Amazon but controlled my self and added it to my wish list instead. 10mo
Dragon I enjoyed this one, a charming and surprisingly funny read. Hope you enjoy it 😀🐉 10mo
LeahBergen I was thinking of reading this one next, too. 😄 10mo
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Liz_M It is a delightful read! I also like the movie. ☺ 10mo
ValerieAndBooks @LeslieO @Dragon @LeahBergen @Liz_M I am loving this one so far 😍!! 10mo
Dragon 👍🐉😀 10mo
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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A delightful Cinderella story set in the late 1930s where mousy down-on-her-luck Miss Pettigrew is mistakenly—and fortuitously—sent to the wrong address by an employment agency. The following 24-hour period is chock-full of adventures and various twisty plots with her new glamorous friends and their soap opera level romantic issues. She breaks out of her shell and finds she is quite spunky after all. #happyending #persephonebooks

emilyhaldi Nice review, this is on my list!! And I love that stack of persephones 😍 1y
writerlibrarian Such, lovely, lovely edition.💜 (edited) 1y
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Dragon So funny and quirky, a delightful read. 😀🐉 1y
Zelma I don‘t know how close it follows the book, but I thought the movie with Frances McDormand was delightful. 1y
LeahBergen This photo! 😍😍 1y
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EvieBee
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Just picked this up from the library! Yay! Hope I like it as much as the book.

#libraryhaul

readordierachel It was cute :) 2y
ScientistSam I thought the movie was adorable. Didn't realize it was a book - I'll be curious to know how they compare. 2y
DivineDiana Enjoyed the movie! 2y
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minkyb I just listened to the Tea and Tattle episode about Persephone Books and this title was mentioned! 2y
MamaGina Sigh ... Lee Pace😍 2y
EvieBee @ReadOrDieRachel I watched it years ago and didn‘t like it, but I was in the process of separation and divorce. I think I was a smidge bitter. Hahaha! @ScientistSam The book was so amazing! One of my new favorites and extremely funny! (edited) 2y
EvieBee @DivineDiana Just getting settled. Can‘t wait! 2y
EvieBee @minkyb I‘ve had the book on my shelf for ages and I didn‘t consider picking it up until that Tea and Tattle episode. They were so right! It‘s so good. I‘ve been going back and listening to old episodes and my TBR is exploding! 2y
EvieBee @MamaGina Hubba-hubba! 2y
readordierachel I can see how that would color your viewing. Hopefully it's better this time around 💙 2y
Vikkiha I had this on my to read list for a while as it seems to pop up a lot in the podcasts I listen to. I‘d forgotten there was a film. 2y
EvieBee @DelightfullyDogeared Same here! For approximately 6 years it‘s been on the shelf. But I really enjoyed it! Just perfect for spring. Podcasts are making me pick up books from my shelves instead of buying all new releases! Considering Great Expectations next. Dare I? 2y
Vikkiha Yes. Great story. I think the only Dickens I‘ve read is some of his ghost stories, which still hold up. My planned classics is to read Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys‘ Wide Sargasso Sea one after the other - if I ever decide which order to do it in. (edited) 2y
EvieBee @DelightfullyDogeared That‘s a great idea! My high school English teacher suggested I do the same, but ended up just watching both films. Didn‘t attempt the books until years later! Both good! 2y
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EvieBee
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“All these years and she had never had the wicked thrill of powdering her nose...And all because she lacked courage. All because she had never thought for herself. Powder, thundered her father the curate, the road to damnation. Lipstick, whispered mother, the first step on the downward path. Rouge, fulminated her father, the harlot‘s enticement. Eyebrow pencil, breathed her mother, no lady...!”

Adored this! 5⭐️

#readingmyshelves #persephone

catebutler I‘m so glad you did! I really thought this was such a whimsical book. I really enjoyed it too! 2y
EvieBee @catebutler I loved it! I know I‘ll come back to it again and again. Now to watch the movie again! 2y
catebutler @EvieBee I‘m excited to see what you think of the movie. Enjoy! 2y
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emilyhaldi Love this picture ❤️ 2y
EvieBee @emilyhaldi Thanks, Emily! 🤗 2y
LondElle89 Such a charming book. It was my first Persephone. So glad you loved it. 2y
EvieBee @LondElle89 A good one to start with! 2y
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EvieBee
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Gosh! This was always me in gym class. I‘d wait until everyone had cleared out before undressing, but I always wanted to be as carefree as all the other girls. Anyone else?! 🙋🏻‍♀️

#readingmyshelves #persephone

GypsyKat I was so self conscious in gym class in high school! Now what I wouldn‘t give to have that body again! I‘d walk down the street naked! 🤣 2y
EvieBee @GypsyKat Haha! I agree wholeheartedly! We didn‘t appreciate all the natural collagen we had back then. 2y
GypsyKat @EvieBee So true! 🙌 2y
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rubyslippersreads It's funny; there's a similar scene in my current (modern) read 2y
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads How funny! That sounds like a good read. 2y
TheWordJar 🙋🏻‍♀️ Still that way! I was recently in a gym locker room and thought, “How does everyone do it??” 2y
EvieBee @TheWordJar Same here! I‘m still very shy about that. I dress in the bathroom stalls at the gym. Sigh! 2y
TheWordJar Oh totally! *Forgot* to add “as I slink away to the stalls!” 😂 2y
EvieBee @TheWordJar Haha! I don‘t care if it‘s unhygienic. 😆 2y
DivineDiana @TheWordJar @EvieBee It‘s the stalls for me! 😉 2y
minkyb Gymsuit. Just the word makes me cringe. 2y
EvieBee @minkyb No doubt! 😆 2y
Jess_Read_This 😂 I am fine with undergarments being worn while changing but completely shut my eyes and lowered my head when three ladies walked sans everything to the showers in the gym locker room! I think I blushed for all three of them. 2y
EvieBee @Jess_Read_This Haha! The confidence some people have! 2y
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EvieBee
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Dear, Miss Pettigrew. That‘s not a packet of Beecham‘s Powder for rheumatism. It‘s cocaine! ☠️

#readingmyshelves #persephone

rubyslippersreads 😱😂 2y
Cathythoughts That‘s a scream 😂 2y
LeahBergen And it‘s also very good for “nerves, stomach, and rheumatism”. 😂😂 2y
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Mdargusch Hahaha! 2y
LauraBeth 😂😂😂😂 2y
Moray_Reads Oh I love this book ♥️ 2y
EvieBee @Moray_Reads I am so enjoying it! More than I expected. 🤓 2y
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EvieBee
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Good morning! It‘s a French Toast and new book kind of morning. I wasn‘t a big fan of the film so haven‘t been in a hurry to read the book. However, after catching the Persephone episode of the Tea and Tattle podcast, decided to pull it off my shelf.

#CurrentlyReading #Persephone #bookandbreakfast #readingmyshelves #teaandtattle

Mdargusch I agree with you. I wasn‘t a big fan of the movie, so I‘ve never read the book. I will be watching for your review. 2y
Wilkie It‘s a sweet book. I hope you like it! 2y
Reviewsbylola I think I‘ll have to listen to that podcast!! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Such a pretty meal!!! 🥚 2y
catebutler I actually enjoyed the book and the movie, did think the book was slightly better than the movie. I hope you enjoy! 2y
minkyb What is this podcast you are referring to? Please and thank you. 2y
EvieBee @Mdargusch I thought I was the only one who thought it was meh! I‘ll definitely keep you posted. 🤓 2y
EvieBee @Wilkie I am really enjoying it thus far! 2y
EvieBee @Reviewsbylola @minkyb It‘s really good (Tea and Tattle)! @Jess_Read_This introduced me to it and it‘s been the highlight of my week. They discuss books, have author interviews and all kinds of good stuff! I went to look for the Persephone books episode in particular. 2y
EvieBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! 🤗♥️ 2y
EvieBee @catebutler I‘m thinking as I read it now (and am definitely enjoying) that I might have to go back and watch it. It‘s been years!! 2y
catebutler @EvieBee I think you should! I actually think I did the same and found I liked the movie even more after the fact. Let me know if your opinion of the movie changes after you read the book! 2y
Jess_Read_This @EvieBee It‘s the highlight of my week too! I was rather bummed Miranda wasn‘t feeling well and this week‘s was delayed. I like their Friday one but wish it was longer than 10 minutes... which I know that‘s the design but their discussions are so interesting I need more time! ☺️ 2y
minkyb @EvieBee I did find that but was not sure it was what you were referring to. Downloading or uploading now! 🤗 2y
EvieBee @Jess_Read_This I am so enjoying that Friday segment as well! Makes me want to read more poetry and short stories. 2y
EvieBee @minkyb Yay! Enjoy. ♥️ 2y
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MayJasper
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#BookMail My present for my mum for Mothering Sunday has arrived #persephone 😍 #coversublime

Eyelit Nice!! 2y
ladym30 This is a great story! 2y
batsy What a lovely present! 😊 2y
wanderlustforwords It‘s a fun story is t it? 2y
MayJasper @batsy this is the third #persephone classic I've bought her. She said she enjoys the gentle storytelling style. 2y
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Moray_Reads
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Three wonderful but very different books #publishedinthe1930s. I found the beautiful copy of Beware of Pity in a charity shop last week and couldn't resist #uncannyoctober @RealLifeReading

Kalalalatja So pretty! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Very pretty covers and I love this pic! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
UwannaPublishme Gorgeous! 2y
youneverarrived Those covers 😍😍 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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My lovely sisters pitched in to get me a birthday gift. Did you all know that Persephone offers a subscription service? I get six books--one per month--and I get to choose a title. I'm half tempted to just tell them what I own and ask them to surprise me. 😂 But I would love suggestions of any Persephones you have loved! #persephone

Meredith3 ❤️🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊❤️ 2y
monkeygirlsmama No experience with them, but what an amazingly thoughtful gift. Happy selecting! P.S. If you have any family members you'd like to donate I'll tell you where they can sign up. Haha 2y
rubyslippersreads Fantastic gift! 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks They are so stylish withy their grey covers! 2y
Mdargusch Harriet. Even though you've already read it. 😂 2y
Eyelit That. Is. Awesome!! 💜 #persephonebooks 2y
Eyelit Also, I think your idea of telling them what you already have and asking them to surprise you has a lot of merit. I've yet to encounter a Persephone I didn't like... 2y
Reviewsbylola I ended up compiling a list of about 20 titles that I was interested in and asked them to surprise me from that! @Eyelit 2y
Eyelit Very cool. Enjoy! (And happy birthday!) 2y
ValerieAndBooks Wonderful gift! I love your idea of having them surprise you from a list you've made. 2y
LeahBergen Lucky you!!!! 😍😍 2y
flip58 Fantastic gift 2y
emilyhaldi Hope you enjoy!!! 😘 2y
minkyb Great gift! 2y
Cinfhen Yay for the sisters Dargusch 💋💋💋💋💋great gift @emilyhaldi @Meredith3 @AnnieD 2y
Sophoclessweetheart So lucky! Imx 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Oops! * xx 2y
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HighShelfEsteem
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Had a lovely afternoon outside reading and enjoying my last official day of summer vacation 😎

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BooksForYears
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#AndItsAugust Day 24 - Comfort Reads

While it's less common to come across them, there are still "happy books" out in the world. When that's the kind of book I'm in the mood to read, here are some of the ones on my shelves toward which I gravitate.

Also pictured, my favorite warm-weather scented candle. The fragrance pairs perfectly with a comfy story.

Moonpa Ex Libris!! I really need to re-read this one! 2y
RealLifeReading Keep meaning to read The Nakano Thrift Shop. And now that I see it on your comfort reads list, even more so! 2y
BooksForYears @RealLifeReading Some reviews have mentioned that the English translation was difficult to connect to, but I thought it was easy to read and very engrossing. 2y
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LilithHomer
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Though some suspension of disbelief is required, this book has lots of 30s glamour, snappy dialogue and a supremely likeable heroine.

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KerriNTurner
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I love the little illustrations peppered throughout this Persephone edition! #illustrations #persephoneclassics

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Jas16
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Thanks to a fortuitous mistake for Miss Pettigrew #itwasagoodday. #90sinjuly

Robothugs I've never read this, but it sounds interesting! 2y
ValerieAndBooks I've had this one in my TBR for years but just haven't gotten to it yet. I really should! 2y
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Smangela
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Why was yesterday's prompt so hard to pick?? I don't know but I'm happy with my choice: Delysia LaFosse is a #totalbetty #characters2017

LibrarianRyan 🤓👍 2y
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Nipper
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I adore this book. If the world is against you pick this book up and you'll be smiling in no time.

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KerriNTurner
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My #bookmail today is a bright and colourful bundle!

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Reviewsbylola
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#paperbackwriter made me think of a few of my collections. I prefer paperback over hardcover and will a lot of times wait until the paperback is available. I have collected Persephones for years and went through a period where I collected Europas as well. They both are issued in paperbacks (or maybe you would call them softcover? I truly dont know the distinction. 😂) #rockinmay

Cinfhen That should be a question for @MrBook ..... 😉 3y
LeahBergen I just posted Persephones, too. ❤️ 3y
MrBook I could have sworn that the BOTNS podcast covered this in an episode. They're pretty much interchangeable, but a softcover, I think, is more of a plastic cover, as found with juvenile series, and paperback is more of a paper cover, like the mass market trades? 3y
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Cinfhen Thanks @MrBook 😊always knew I could count on you for #tatertots and bookish knowledge 💙 3y
MrBook 😂👏🏻 Well, TATER TOTS yes, bookish knowledge I fall far short of where I'd like to be. 😊👍🏻 3y
Reviewsbylola Good to know. These comments hwve me laughing! 😂😂 @mrbook @Cinfhen 3y
emilyhaldi Pretty 😍 3y
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LaviniaG
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Adult books with illustrations are so rare nowadays, it's a real treat when you stumble upon one. #persephonebooks

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Christyco125
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Mehso-so

This was a quick and quirky story. I found most of the characters flat. I have to say I liked the movie better. 😓 #meh #realbook #2017christyread #fiction

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Christyco125
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I love the little illustrations.

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killamkath
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So fun!

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Lacythebookworm
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I love Persephone covers! Both the classic grey with decorative endpapers and the illustrated covers are stunning and I will buy them every time ❤📚#judgedbyitscover #marchintoreading

Donna_sBookMinute Yes, they're great. Is the other one NYRB? 3y
Lacythebookworm @Donna_sBookMinute It is also a Persephone! They have published several with illustrated covers. 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Okay. I see the text block now. Nice 👍🏽 3y
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quirkyreader Yea, we have another #Persephonebooks reader. 🐸🐙 3y
Redy2trvl ❤ this book and of course all things Persephone! #persephonebooks 3y
Reviewsbylola Totally agree. 3y
LeahBergen Yep!! 💗💗💗 3y
DebinHawaii Gorgeous! 💜 3y
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shawnmooney
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Bailedbailed

Bailed a third of the way in, having smiled exactly twice, the sum total of any positive reaction to the caricatures--I mean, characters--and the paper-thin story. I made the mistake of starting this at the same time as I was finishing Pym's Excellent Women, which addresses similar themes with true wit and three dimensional characters.

LeahBergen Oh, no! ☹️ 3y
lynneamch I watched the movie instead. Frances McDormand was really good. 🖒 3y
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saresmoore This made me actually lol! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Lol...I really enjoyed this book, and Ironically, just sent it out today to a friend for her to enjoy. 3y
lynneamch Frances McDormand was great in the movie. 3y
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Moray_Reads
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I picked up several books for this prompt thinking that there were proper names only to find that is misremembered then! These really have a #TitleWithAProperName! #ReadJanuary

RealLifeReading Lovely covers! 3y
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Smangela Love this book ❤ 3y
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Magslhalliday
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Bailedbailed

I picked this up in October whilst on holiday, but I found it had stayed in the bottom of the unpacked pile of things since we got back. That shows I had no urge to continue it, so I've bailed.

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Heartwarming and lovely!! I'm so happy that it was with this book I met my GR reading challenge! 70😀🎄

EvieBee 🎊🎉 3y
lynneamch Congrats on that. 👏👏👏 I haven't read the book, but the movie was charming. 🙄 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @EvieBee84 and @lynneamch thank you!! At first I didn't want to see the film, but I think now I'd like to see it. 3y
Eyelit Awesome! Such a great book, too! 3y
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Reita325
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Cute story that hasn't lost its charm even if it is a bit naive and dated.

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Started this beauty last night. If it hadn't been for Litsy, I would've probably never heard of Ms. Watson. Now I'm obsessed with Persephone books! Oh man, I need to get to the UK!

JanuarieTimewalker13 I want to say "whilst", "cheerio" and "bloody" mixed in with other words and a strong NY accent. Lol 3y
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Wilkie
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It is quite possible that I have too much time on my hands.... #bookpyramid #photoadaynov16 #persephonebooks #penguinsoflitsy

I-read-and-eat Moomin! 💗 3y
quirkyreader I just love those covers. 3y
shawnmooney 💗💗👍👍❤️❤️👏👏 3y
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Tsubame There is no such thing as 'too much time' when books are concerned! 😉 3y
saresmoore Building book pyramids could be the next self-care/therapeutic fad! 3y
Wilkie @I-read-and-eat more people should know about them💕 3y
Wilkie @Tsubame Thank you! That makes me feel better😍 3y
Wilkie @saresmoore I agree. It is a very calming experience🖖🏻🙏🏼💕 3y
LeahBergen Beautiful!!! 😍😍 3y
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Jess_Read_This
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"Odd, said Miss Pettigrew conversationally, 'the undermining effect of flowers on a woman's common sense."•
•I found my first Persephone book! At a used bookstore, in pristine condition, and it is one of my favorites!
?Keeping it safe with my bookbeau
?#bookbeau #persephonebooks #bookish #october #literary #classiclit #usedbookstorefind #happyday #bookgram #bookstagram

Lakesidemusing Miss Pettigrew was my first Persephone, too❣️ 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Jess_Read_This ok, I'm sufficiently intrigued...I've never heard of this book before, but I love the writing of that period, so I ordered it used!! Can't wait to read it. Have you read Mama's Bank Account? By Kathryn Forbes? (I remember Mama was based on it, but that show predates my existence). Such a fun, quick and heartwarming read of the same period, but about a Norwegian immigrant family in Cali. 3y
Jess_Read_This @Lakesidemusing That is so neat! I guess we are Persephone first time book buddies! Do you have a big collection? 3y
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Jess_Read_This @JanuarieTimewalker13 I'm not at all familiar with Kathryn Forbes. I'm adding Mama's Bank Account to my TBR! It sounds so good! I have a trip to my local used bookstore planned next weekend and will look for it. Let me know what you think of Miss Pettigrew! 3y
Lakesidemusing I have less than a dozen, but love them all! And it all sarted with Miss Pettigrew 6 or 7 years ago 😍 3y
Jess_Read_This @Lakesidemusing So neat! I'm hoping to add more... I'm still in shock I stumbled across it in a used bookstore. 3y
Lakesidemusing I found at least a couple of mine in used bookstores, too. Such a wonderful surprise whenever that happens!😊 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Jess_Read_This sorry!! Just seeing your post now!! Oh good! Hope you find it! I just received the Miss Pettigrew today!!😀😀😀 3y
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Magslhalliday
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Shopping for books in the far west of Cornwall.

Lindy What a festive window display. 👍 3y
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BooksForYears
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#Booktober Day 20 -Unforgettable Women (part two)

Miss Guinevere Pettigrew and Delysia Lafosse are two truly unforgettable women, as are their adventures. And with names like that, they are qualified candidates for yesterday's #booktober prompt: Best Character Name!

#persephonebooks #bestcharactername #unforgettablewomen

Wilkie I'd like this twice if I could😍💖😍 3y
Smangela Love this pick! I adored this book and liked the movie too :) 3y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Eyelit Yes! 💜 3y
Victorialeanna Great pick 👌🏽 3y
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PRO TIP: if you sign up for Persephone Books' free quarterly mailer you'll score some excellent bookmarks with patterns from their famous endpapers #booktober #bookmarks

Eyelit It's great, right?!? 😀 3y
Loreen Ooooh! That's so cool. 3y
sj_connor @Eyelit IT IS, I love that mailer, it's like getting an envelope full of warm feelings in the mail. 3y
LeahBergen I love #PersephoneBooks and their bookmarks! 💗 3y
Desha ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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