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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781594134449 (1594134448)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Pages no: 585
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
A pleasant, well-written, if sometimes heavy-handed, story of love and romance after 60. That sounds a bit milquetoast, but that's not what the book is; it may not have stirred my soul, but it was easy to pick up and hard to put down. Small village, small minds, race relations and a dying class...
Brenna M's Book Blog
Brenna M's Book Blog rated it
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Helen Simonson Paperback, Large Print, 585 pages Published December 1st 2010 by Large Print Press (first published 2010) ISBN: 1594134448 (ISBN13: 9781594134449) I was not sure I would like this one; but once I started following Major Pettigrew's character in...
Modern Reader
Modern Reader rated it
5.0 Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
As an American it's easy to be offended by this book--much of the descriptions are not complimentary, and are, on the whole, stereotypical. Considering the author has lived in America for the past 20 years I find it hard to believe that she can't at least tolerate us. That being said, the point of ...
Karin's Reading Chronicles
Karin's Reading Chronicles rated it
Major Pettigrew, sixty-eight and a widower, has just learned that his younger brother has died of a heart attack when Mrs. Ali, a Pakistani widow and shop owner, rings the doorbell because he has forgotten to leave the newspaper money for the paper boy. When he becomes rather faint, she holds him up...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
4.5 Courage and humor make a man
This was a good book, a gentle literary fiction. The protagonist, Major Pettigrew, is a retired army major, living in a small English village, in the house built by his ancestors. Widowed several years ago, he lives quietly, in peace with his neighbors, until his younger brother dies in the beginnin...
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