If there is anyone who can put this book down once they have started reading it, I shall be surprised. It is a true Cinderella story of a down trodden spinster who is facing a frightening old age with no family and living by her own meagre earnings. Then one day a fairy godmother in the unlikely guise of Miss DeFoss, a nightclub singer, appears when Miss Pettigrew knocks on her door is mistaken for somebody else. The day transforms her life. This book is funny, witty, enchanting and totally captivating and illustrated by sharp black and white drawings. Persephone continues to surprise and delight with their continuing discovery of wondrous works like this. Read and enjoy!