This week’s big find? Winifred Watson’s 1937 bestseller, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.
Where has this book been all my life? How had I not read it before? Miss Pettigrew and Flora Poste would have a great deal to discuss….
After that, it was Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Making of a Marchioness, which I’d read about in Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate, but never quite realized was Burnett until my college roommate mailed me the book. I wanted to love it, but…. Maybe it was the contrast with Miss Pettigrew. Or maybe it was because I love Sara Crewe so much. Definitely a fun read, but just missing something.
What have you been reading this week?