So many of those old chiclet type books from the pre-50's era were over written and over long. This one is just right in those 2 ways. It's predictable, but the characters are so dear that I was delighted all the way to the end.
The reader had just the right accent, and read without over-dramatizing the material. I like the bright quality of her voice.
Uptight Miss Pettigrew was a wonderful juxtaposition to her new found friend, free-spirit Miss LaFloss. I loved their interaction, and Miss Pettigrew's
Nothing ordinary in this woman's life, funny and poignant.
Nicola Fuller of Central Africa was both ridiculous with her snobbery and admirable for her strong core.
I like Amato's plain reading. Too many readers feel compelled to over dramatize, rather than give a plain, strong delivery. Her accent added location, but didn't interfere with understanding the story.
This book is well and tightly written.
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