"A charming light read, with much to recommend it. Major…"
A charming light read, with much to recommend it. <br><br>Major Pettigrew's well-ordered life in retirement begins to crumble when his brother dies. In his grief, he starts to get to know a neighbour better. Whilst gently sending up the 'traditional' English white upper middle class gentlemen Helen Simonson decompresses issues of race and culture. Gentle humour throughout keeps the book interesting. <br><br>The surprise ending seems a little surreal in contrast to the slow-moving flow of the main part of the book, but all in all the best book I've read this year.Read moreLess
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