Anyone remember Paul Gallico of "The Show Goose" - and the original "Poseidon Adventure"?
I was just recollecting Gallico's story of a London charwoman who saves up money and goes all the way to Paris to buy a dress from Dior. The book was called "Flowers for Mrs. Harris." I think subsequently there were a few other Mrs. Harris novels. (Yes, I know I can look it up...but...)
I recollect Gallico's zany style of writing in particular his "First string of unprintable words" and a few pages later "Second string of unprintable words". Then I think there was a Chauffeur who cannot identify the source of a rattling noise despite taking the car apart - and Mrs. Harris stumbles on the solution - a dropped hairpin or aspirin tablets.
If I get that book - maybe its a good time to read it all over again and catch out on what I would have missed when I was a kid:-)