Major Pettigrew\'s Last Stand

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ISBN : 9781400068937
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

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 friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?

Specifications of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

GENERAL
AuthorHelen Simonson
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-101400068932
ISBN-139781400068937
PublisherRandom House
Number Of Pages358
Publication Date2010-03-02
DIMENSIONS
Height9.51 inch.
Length6.41 inch.
Width1.18 inch.
Weight1.45 pounds.

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