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Major Pettigrew's last stand 7 editions

Cover of: Major Pettigrew's last stand | Helen Simonson
About the Book

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?From the Hardcover edition.

Classifications

Library of Congress PS3619.I56294 M35 2010
Dewey 813/.6

7 editions First published in 2010

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2010, Random House Publishing Group
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Electronic resource in English
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March 2, 2010, Random House Audio
Major Pettigrew's last stand
Cover of: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
2010, Random House
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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2010, Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
E-book in English
Cover of: Major Pettigrew's last stand
2010, Random House
Major Pettigrew's last stand
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Major Pettigrew's last stand
2010, Random House
Major Pettigrew's last stand
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
2010, Bloomsbury Publishing
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
E-book in English

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