Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Novel

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel Author Helen Simonson
ISBN-10 0812981227
ISBN-13 9780812981223
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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In the small village of Edgecombe St Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew retired the unlikely hero of Helen Simonsons wondrous debut Wry courtly opinionated and completely endearing 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 brothers 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 spouses the Major and Mrs Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition

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