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Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
Mrs Harris Goes to Paris: And, Mrs Harris Goes to New York | Paul Gallico
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Mrs Harris is a salt-of-the-earth London charlady who cheerfully cleans the houses of the rich. One day, when tidying Lady Dant's wardrobe, she comes across the most beautiful thing she has ever seen in her life - a Dior dress. In all the years of her drab and humble existence, she's never seen anything as magical as the dress before her and she's never wanted anything as much before. Determined to make her dream come true, Mrs Harris scrimps, saves and slaves away until one day, after three long, uncomplaining years, she finally has enough money to go to Paris. When she arrives at the House of Dior, Mrs Harris has little idea of how her life is about to be turned upside down and how many other lives she will transform forever. Always kind, always cheery and always winsome, the indomitable Mrs Harris takes Paris by storm and learns one of life's greatest lessons along the way. This treasure from the 1950s introduces the irrepressible Mrs Harris, part charlady, part fairy-godmother, whose adventures take her from her humble London roots to the heights of glamour.
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MelKelsey
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Panpan

Books 126 & 127

I learned about Mrs. Harris from the movie that recently came out based on the 1950's books by Paul Gallico. The novels are short, but I took too long reading them. Since I'd waited for them on hold at the library, I felt obligated to finish, which slowed down my reading. Mrs. Harris has a lot of potential, but, ultimately, flat and disappointing. ⭐️⭐️

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quietjenn
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All hail the lazy Sunday, complete with an airy, feel-good book and cats.

JamieArc I treated myself to a date and went and saw this film. It was so delightful. I‘m sure the book is too. 1mo
Bluebird Love the book and the movie! 😍 1mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book! 1mo
quietjenn @JamieArc @Bluebird I really want to see the movie! I thought the preview/trailer it looked excellent! I remember watching the made-for-tv one when I was young and the title has always stuck with me 🙂 1mo
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Lara.Tomme
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Adorable and funny. Fast-paced and feel-good novel.
Enjoyed the two stories of Mrs. Harris and her adventures.

4 ⭐

BarbaraBB Loved this book! 2mo
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Kshakal
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Super excited to see this movie today!!

Nutmegnc I loved it! Hope you do, too!! 2mo
Kshakal @Nutmegnc it was so cute!! Absolutely adored it! 2mo
Nutmegnc @Kshakal yay!! 2mo
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melissajayne
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Very rarely do I go and see two movies in the same day (think this was the first time that I did this). I thought they were both excellent films and while both were @ complete opposite ends of the movie spectrum, they did everything that I expected they would do. Mrs. Harris was a pure joy to watch and Crawdads was introspective and tinged w/ a bit of sadness. I hadn‘t read either novel prior to seeing the movie adaptations. #booktomovie

melissajayne Mrs. Harris is the sort of movie I can see myself when I need a bit of pick me up, same as Julie & Julia does for me at present. Crawdads would be for a rainy day of sorts or for when my book club does the book. Both are wonderful and well done and now I need to read the books… 2mo
tpixie @melissajayne The Mrs Harris movie left the theaters before I could get to it. I‘m gonna have to check out the book. Crawdads movie was great and so was the book.! 2mo
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bookandbedandtea
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Well, hello, itty bitty book I totally forgot I ordered. 😊

tpixie Fun! 2 books! 2mo
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Wilkie
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Day 3 of #Riotgrams #favoritetitle Mrs Harris Goes to Paris is such a lovely book and what a great title!

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BarbaraBB
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Such an optimistic story, about an honest, hard working charwoman, dreaming of a Dior dress. A fairy tale almost! A sweet sweet story to read in an evening, that makes you cry and makes you smile and leaves you with a renewed faith in humanity. Nice!
#1001books

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JenP
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#Riotgrams #retrocovers
Here are a few retro covers most of them books I've owned for a while. One (Mrs Harris) was published in 2010 but with a retro-esque cover

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JenP
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My one and only pink cover. #Riotgrams #pinkcovers

Cinfhen Well that's one more than I've got 😉 6y
JenP @Cinfhen 😂. This was a hard one. I really had to dig deep to find this one cover. 6y
LeahBergen I have a couple of books in this Bloomsbury series. This one sounds good! 6y
JenP @LeahBergen I didn't think it was amazing but it is a cute and light-hearted story and overall I enjoyed it. I think I have it 3.5 stars 6y
Suzze I read this whole series twenty years or so ago. Yes, very cute, fun read. I have yet to find a pink book. I have a pink CD set of Cream. 😜 6y
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