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Helen Simonson talks about Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

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Uploaded on Mar 10, 2010

http://www.bloomsbury.com/majorpettigrew
An enchanting, humorous and heart-warming novel set in an English village.
Major Ernest Pettigrew (Ret'd) is not interested in the frivolity of the modern world. Since his wifes death, he has tried to avoid the constant bother of the village women, his ambitious son and the suburbanisation of the English countryside. He prefers to lead a quiet life, upholding the values that people have lived by for generations respectability, duty and a properly brewed cup of tea (very much not served in a polystyrene cup with teabag left in). But when his brothers death, and a love of Kipling, sparks an unexpected friendship with the widowed village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali, the Major is forced to confront the realities of the twenty first century.

Written with a delightfully dry sense of humour, Major Pettigrews Last Stand is a charming, against-all-odds love story that introduces unforgettable characters and questions how much risk one should take for personal happiness in the face of family obligation and tradition.

Click here to read an extract of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand:
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