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Major Pettigrew"s last stand

a novel

by Helen Simonson

  • 368 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Country life -- England -- Fiction,
  • Retirees -- Fiction,
  • Widowers -- Fiction,
  • Widows -- Fiction,
  • Pakistanis -- England -- Fiction,
  • Interracial friendship -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHelen Simonson.
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3619.I56294 M35 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24115292M
    ISBN 109781400068937
    LC Control Number2009022231
    OCLC/WorldCa326509253

    The cover of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is from a issue of Life magazine. Why was this image chosen? How does it represent the story? Why is Roger the way he is? Did the Major not raise Roger well? Or would Roger have turned out the way he did no matter what? How would the book be different if it were told from Roger's perspective? Complete summary of Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.

    I read that Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand was set in a small village in England, and I didn’t read any further before getting the book. I’m a huge fan of Cranford and Grantchester and so many lovely small-village stories that the BBC is so good at producing. And Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand does not disappoint. There is all the insularity and peculiarity of living in close quarters with.   Title: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Author: Helen Simonson Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Random House US/ Bloomsbury UK Publication date: March (US) / November (UK) Paperback: pages Major Ernest Pettigrew (Ret’d) is not interested in the frivolity of the modern world. Since his wife Nancy’s death, he has tried to avoid the constant bother of nosy village women, his.

      An attempt to modernize the village novel could well be embarrassing rather than amusing. But Simonson pulls it off, making “Major Pettigrew’s Last . I have just finished Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and was not disappointed. I feel like I have reached the end of that rare kind of book that is widereaching in it's content, but deep enough to provoke the reader to consider how they might react to the various elements in it's unusual story line.


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Welcome to my web site. I am Helen Simonson, author of the New York Times and international bestseller, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and now the proud author of a second novel, The Summer Before the War. Both are set in Sussex, England, where I lived as a teenager.

In the outset of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, the Major is described as feeling the weight of his age, but on pagethe morning after his romantic evening with Mrs. Ali at Colonel Preston’s Lodge, Simonson writes that “a pleasant glow, deep in his gut, was all that remained of a night that seemed to have burned away the years from his back.”.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is a heartwarming, humorous and charming cross-cultural love story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone looking for an excellent light summer read. Part cultural commentary, part love story, the book is full of unforgettable characters whose charm will quickly win readers over /5(K).

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Helen Simonson, Random House pp. ISBN Summary 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.

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The crazy great aunt with the knitting needles stabbed Amina, and Abdul Wahid ran away with her—the crazy aunt, that is. The cops believe that Abdul Wahid may have played a part in it, but the Major and Jasmina know he'd never hurt her.

About 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.

"Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel" by Helen Simonson is a work of fiction and the author's debut novel. The story details the life of Major Ernest Pettigrew, a 68 year old widower living in Edgecomb St.

Mary, a rural village located in Sussex, England. Major Pettigrew had been happily married to his wife, Nancy, who died six years earlier. • How to Discuss a Book (helpful discussion tips) • Generic Discussion Questions—Fiction and Nonfiction • Read-Think-Talk (a guided reading chart) Also consider these LitLovers talking points to help get a discussion started for Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: 1.

Major Pettigrew and Mrs. Ali have known one another for a time. It's funny all the different things people will take away from one good book. I had never heard of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand when it landed on my desk, but its opening scene hooked me.

MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND by us and them,” we are informed in the book’s opening paragraph. “Later this summer when the funeral takes place, the media will speculate boldly on who’s to blame.” The exact nature of the tragedy that has been foretold and questions of blame come into focus gradually as a series of events is set Author: Helen Simonson.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is a finely-textured comedy of manners concerning a retired English gentleman's growing affection for a Pakistani widow amid his attempts to cope with the current generation's departure from the proper British ways he learned in childhood and the family conflicts surrounding his brother's death.

That “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” opens at a moment of heartbreak has no sobering effect whatsoever. Grief is what it took to make the rigidly correct Major notice Mrs. Ali, or anything. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Ali at Colonel Preston's Lodge, Simonson writes that "a pleasant glow, deep in his gut, was all that remained of a night that seemed to have burned away the years from his back.". Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Not my usual style Read for book club.

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