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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (original 1966; edition 1985)

by Dorothy Gilman

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Title:The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
Authors:Dorothy Gilman
Info:Fawcett (1985), Edition: later printing, Mass Market Paperback, 208 pages
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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman (1966)

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Completely unrealistic but hilarious! I love Mrs. Pollifax. I found myself laughing and cheering her on from the very beginning. Some parts were predictable, but still a thoroughly enjoyable read! ( )
  JenW1 | Oct 17, 2016 |
aka The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
  AnotherLizRose | Aug 10, 2016 |
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  MrsDoglvrs | Apr 24, 2016 |
I read this book for three reasons; GeoCat was the number one reason and it was one Nancy Pearl recommended for a book about Albania and this was the month we read books about Eastern Europe, I read it for PBT as a mystery thriller. It was also available at the library and short and not too complicated. A cozy mystery written in 1966 as the first in a series. Mrs. Pollifax is a older, widowed woman who's children are busy and is not fulfilled by the life of volunteering. Her doctor writes her a prescription for a SSRI (just new on the market) and tells her to find something to do that will make her life fulfilling. She goes to the CIA and volunteers to be a spy. They send her to Mexico City. Hmm, thought this was about Albania. Well, you have to read it to find out what Mexico City has to do with Albania. ( )
  Kristelh | Mar 20, 2016 |
A fun lighthearted book, well read for the audio version on CD. ( )
  KylaS | Feb 18, 2016 |
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Bie-De Beth, H. deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Friedmann, GretlTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Manchette, Jean-PatrickTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Manchette, MélissaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to Mexico City is on her agenda. Unfortunately, something goes wrong, and our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself embroilied in quite a hot Cold War--and her country's enemies find themsleves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady.

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"Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW. Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to Mexico City is on her agenda. Unfortunately, something goes wrong, and our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself embroiled in quite a hot Cold War--and her country's enemies find themselves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady.… (more)

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