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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

(2010)
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Written with a delightfully dry sense of humour and the wisdom of a born storyteller, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand explores the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of family obligation and tradition.

When retired Major Pettigrew strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper, he is drawn out of his regimented world and forced to confront the realities of life in the twenty-first century. Brought together by a shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship on the cusp of blossoming into something more. But although the Major was actually born in Lahore, and Mrs. Ali was born in Cambridge, village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and her as a permanent foreigner. The Major has always taken special pride in the village, but will he be forced to choose between the place he calls home and a future with Mrs. Ali?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"A beautiful little love story." - Alexander McCall Smith


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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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ISBN: 1-4084-8687-3 / 978-1-4084-8687-0 (UK edition)
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Title: Major Pettigrews Last Stand (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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ISBN: 0-385-68659-5 / 978-0-385-68659-4 (USA edition)
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Large Print Book)
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
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Title: Major Pettigrews Last Stand (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers Choice)
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
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March 2010 : UK Paperback

Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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Title: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
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