Daughter introduced me to what I think was the first Persephone book I read, which was Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Most reviews call it a fairy tale romance but it's really a lot more than that. (Okay, a bit more.)
I was given the DVD of it for my birthday or Christmas last year and because Husband is always around - and it's definitely a girly film - I hadn't got round to watching it. But yesterday afternoon, after we'd walked George I decided I'd settle down, put my feet up and watch it. I felt I deserved a treat after the food preparation and hostessing at the barbecue the day before.
And it's absolutely delightful! A total joy. Again reviews have said that it isn't true to the book; it's been a while since I read it and I can't remember the details so that didn't make any difference to me. All I can say is, girls, if you're looking for a fuzzy feeling and a film where good and love triumph, then this is the one for you. (It's currently on Amazon at about £3.) If you'd prefer to read the book, or find out more about the story, go to Persephone Books