Major Pettigrew's last stand: a novel

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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.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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subject_facetCountry life -- England -- Fiction
Interracial friendship -- Fiction
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Love stories
Pakistanis -- England -- Fiction
Retirees -- Fiction
Widowers -- Fiction
Widows -- Fiction
title_displayMajor Pettigrew's last stand : a novel
title_fullMajor Pettigrew's Last Stand A Novel
Major Pettigrew's last stand : a novel / Helen Simonson
Major Pettigrew's last stand [LARGE PRINT] / Helen Simonson
title_shortMajor Pettigrew's last stand
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topic_facetCountry life
Fiction
Interracial friendship
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Literature
Pakistanis
Retirees
Romance
Widowers
Widows