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The Resource Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Label
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Title
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Statement of responsibility
Helen Simonson
Title variation
Major Pettigrews last stand
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Language
eng
Summary
Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the small rural English village of Edgecombe St Mary where he values the proper things that Englishmen have treasured for generations - honour, duty, decorum and a properly brewed cup of tea. The Major takes pleasure in his well-organised and rational life until he finds out that his patronising son, and the kind yet interfering ladies of the village, seem to have their own, rather special plans for him.It takes news of his brother's death, though, to open the Major's eyes to Mrs Jasmina Ali, the village shopkeeper, and confound all those carefully laid plans. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But although the Major was actually born in Lahore, and Mrs Ali in Cambridge, village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and her as a permanent foreigner.A most unlikely hero, Major Pettigrew finds himself contending with irate relatives and an outraged village before he comes to understand his own heart.Written with warmth, feeling and a delightfully dry sense of humour, this very modern love story will have you cheering wildly for the Major and Mrs Ali and believing that sometimes life does give you a second chance
Summary
Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner?
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342064
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DLC
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Simonson, Helen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_209508
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742691831
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_209508
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742691831
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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