Book Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen SimonsonBasically, I love this book!

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand is essentially a romantic comedy but is also so much more. The Major’s life in the sleepy, quintessentially English village of Edgecombe St Mary is turned upside down when he befriends shopkeeper, Mrs Ali.

And so begins a romantic comedy with a difference as Simonson tackles with grace and humour everything from racism, classism, religion, capitalism, bereavement, tradition, gossip, relationships and stereotypes. Wow – that’s a lot to cram in to what is on the surface a light read.

This book was so funny at times and so sad at others and all done just so right by Simonson. The beauty is that everyone can relate to at least one of the characters, and if you felt a certain way about certain things, then this book is sure to challenge you. It really was a pleasure to read, I have recommended it to many different friends and no matter the differences, everyone has enjoyed the read.

All photography taken with my iphone5, imagery belongs to Lilo Loves.

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