Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (print/ebook bundle)
Publish date: June 8th 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
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...
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 ...
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...
I really liked the writing, which was evocative and funny, which some lovely turns of phrase, and really got into the head of the main character. The romance was quite sweet, especially since second chances and mature people falling in love is my jam. It had some wonderful intergenerational culture ...
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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