Read this light but well-written comedy in one evening and found it very entertaining. Miss Pettigrew is a middle-aged English spinster with little self-confidence trying to find a job as a governess. She's just about to give up when she's mistakenly ysent for an interview to Delysia LaFosse, a beautiful dancer with a zest for life, a kind heart, and a dearth of morals. Delysia takes Miss Pettigrew under her wing when she finds that Miss P can solve just about any problem D has, and she has quite a few. The book takes place over one day and in it, Miss P discovers how fun life can be when you don't worry too much about your strict religious upbringing. Despite the lightness of the story, there were many insights into class issues, women's relationships, and the role of women.