Jan 12, 2008

Mrs. Pollifax


I love Mrs. Pollifax. I discovered her by accident several years ago, when I was stalking a different book at the public library. She turned out to be such a refreshing change of pace for me that I was immediately drawn into her adventures. Who would have imagined that an elderly lady from New jersey, living in a tiny apartment with a couple of geraniums would turn international, globe-trotting spy and be such a fantastically fun read?

Mrs. Pollifax has 14 adventures...and I have read 3 of them. The Whirling Dervish in one of my favorites, so far. I may well have to invite Mrs. Pollifax to visit Peru this year.

6 comments:

Casdok said...

Mrs. Pollifax sounds like an interesting charater!! I will look out for her!

Wooly Works said...

Are there only 14? It seems like, on Amazon, that there must be 50! She reminds me a little of Miss Marple, but not quite so calculating and ruthless. Has Pondside arrived there yet?

Elizabethd said...

Me too. I've not heard of her before.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Let us know how you get on with the other stories . . she sounds an unusual character . . .like Casdok I will keep an eye out for her.

Cait O'Connor said...

Mrs Pollifax is a new one on me, I shall have to look her up. Thanks for the recommendation.
I love your header photo, the colours are gorgeous (great purple background too).

Kathleen said...

Pondside is in Cuzco as we speak. She'll be here in Lima for about 12 hours on the 17th, and I'm planning on meeting her at her hotel in Miraflores. I only have a couple of hours before I have to get to work, so it will be a short visit, but I look forward to meeting her!