Major Pettigrew's last stand / Helen Simonson.
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2010.
ISBN: 9781408809556 (pbk.) : 1408809559 (pbk.) :
'Major Pettigrew's Last Stand' is an enchanting, humorous and heart-warming novel set in an English village.
388 p. ; 20 cm.
For the most part amusing and enjoyable, although the middle section needs pruning. Americanisms irritated some readers. The stereotypical quaint old English village together with stock character (think Miss Marple/Midsommer Murders) sets up expectations which are steadily destroyed by Simonson. Mr P's last stand is a surprisingly satisfactory ending. Recommend to others as it provoked discussion.