The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax Series #1)

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax Series #1)

by Dorothy Gilman
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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax Series #1) by Dorothy Gilman

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816153527
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 11/28/1992
Series: Mrs. Pollifax Series , #1
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 13.00(w) x 21.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dorothy Gilman (1923–2012) was the author of 14 Mrs. Pollifax novels, including The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, the series debut; Mrs. Pollifax Pursued; Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer; Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist; and Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled. She was also the author of many other novels, among them Thale’s Folly.

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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading this novel I was surprised that I had not heard of this author before. Gilman does a beautiful job of relaying the story without being overly flowery and melodramatic. Yes, some parts are a bit hard to believe, but that is also part of the charm. Mrs. Pollifax is a wonderful character with many layers. I thouroughly enjoyed being taken on this adventure with her and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had read almost all the existing Mrs. Pollifax novels, but I could never manage to find the first one in any stores. When I finally did find it I devoured it within a day. I could not put it down. I was extremley happy to discover just how the delightful Mrs. Pollifax became a CIA agent. I also learned quite a few new things about her. She is a very realistic character, and one that almost every one can relate to. She is very resorceful, and at the same time very funny and sometimes a little naive. This book is sure to capture your intrest and keep it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fact that this book was written about a little old lady spy during the height of the Cold War is a major part of its charm. It reminds us of the perspective of those who lived through this era. The hisorical remembrances are great but they are well-enhanced by an interesting plot. While it is quite far-fetched to think this could actually happen, we have toremember it is fiction and read it as such. Great story. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you haven't made Mrs Polifax's aquaintance, whatever are you waiting for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the Mrs. POLLIFAX books. I lost the paper back books when I moved. Now I have a nook and been waiting for more of her books to be available on for nook. I hope they release the entire series for the nook so I can re read them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love all the adventures of this lovely little old lady Mrs pollifax is the person you would love to be stuck in a elevator with.You would never panic and would love to hear her stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very creative but i doubt that any random old lady would be able to walk into that office and 'acedentaly' get that job. Its not very realistic; like how she somehow becomes friends with the guards in Albainia. Also the author dosnt give a description of what dear old Mrs.polifaz looks like so i cant really get a good image of her. This book though did keep mr reading it; not just because i had to for an English report but because i wanted to see what oddly funny scheem she came up with next.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I have a new author to add to my list.........so well written, and the places that are described you feel like you are there, it was a thrilling story. I am getting the next in the series NOW.....
Anonymous 10 months ago
This book was recommended to me by a dear friend. An easy, quick read, innocent and with a satisfying ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was suggested by a book club member. Read it in two days and look forward to reading the others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the Mrs. Pollifax books. Interesting, likeable characters, intelligent plots with fun international adventures, and the perfect dash of humor. JB
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JpeJE More than 1 year ago
Great read. Love her books. I highly recommend this book. If you like a good mystery, this is the one for you. Dorothy Gilman is one of my favorite authors. I love all her books.
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