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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Author: Helen Simonson

ISBN: 9780812981223
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30 November 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.31 x 2.16
You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew is one of the most indelible characters in contemporary fiction, and from the very first page of this remarkable novel he will steal your heart.

The Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their...

About the Author

Helen Simonson was born in England and spent her teenage years in a small village in East Sussex. A graduate of the Lond...

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