Mrs. Alis unpassende Leidenschaft
Publish date: August 27th 2012
Publisher: Argon Verlag
Edition language: Deutsch
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
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...
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...
*Sigh* If only there were more men like Major Pettigrew in the world. Honest and kind, brave and romantic, and with the type of morals that only Sir Galahad could live up to, the Major is one of nature's gentlemen. This story - about a love that transcends the barriers of race, class, and social con...
Silly me, I purchased this book because I thought it was "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day", a book I wanted to read ever since I watch the movie. The mistake cost me dearly (more than USD 25.00... books in my country are very expensive ) I am in the minority when it comes to this book. It has a lot...
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