Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand



Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Author:Helen Simonson

Title:  Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Novel                                   

Publication Date:   2010                                                                   

Pages:  355

Genre:  Romance

Geographical Setting:  Edgecombe St. Mary, England

Time Period:  2010

Subject Headings: Romance, English Culture, Pakistani Women

Appeal:  leisurely-paced, relaxed, emotionally-charged, humorous, romantic, lifelike, character-centered, resolved ending, intimate, small-town, breezy, witty

Plot Summary:  Widower Major Pettigrew develops an expected friendship with a Pakistani woman, which causes a stir in the small town.  Their racism causes the Major to view his friends and family in a different manner.  This breezy novel about the decline of English gentility is charming and humorous with an unmistakable undercurrent of social intolerance.         

Three terms that best describe this book:  leisurely-paced, romantic, humorous

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