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Title:Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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Publisher:Random House
ISBN:1400068932
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Number of Pages:359
Category:Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, British literature, Adult fiction, Book club

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC 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

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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 br br 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, The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew s Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love and war that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set br br East Sussex It is the end of England s brief Edwardian summer and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful Hugh Grange down from his medical studies is visiting his Aunt Agatha who lives with her husband in the small idyllic coastal town of Rye Agatha s husband works in the Foreign Office and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won t come to anything And Agatha has more immediate concerns she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master br br When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books it is clear she is significantly more freethinking and attractive than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be For her part mourning the death of her beloved father who has left her penniless Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing br br But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye the perfect summer is about to end For despite Agatha s reassurances the unimaginable is coming Soon the limits of progress and the old ways will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war, No description available