Major Pettigrew's Last Stand de Helen Simonson

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Date de parution : 11.2010
Format : Broché
Nombre de pages : 384
Résumé : In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired)! the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry! courtly! opinionated! and completely endearing! the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor! duty! decorum! and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then 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 spouses! the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition? Chapter One Major Pettigrew was still upset about the phone call from his brother’s wife and so he answered the doorbell without thinking. On the damp bricks of the path stood Mrs. Ali from the village shop. She gave only the faintest of starts, the merest arch of an eyebrow. A quick rush of embarrassment flooded to the...
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