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Monday 1/2/16: In the mailbox & what I’m reading

It rained on the weekend! So nice to have a change of weather – it would have been perfect for reading, but it wasn’t to be as I was working. 541 more words

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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson

Major Ernest Pettigrew, 68, a despondent widower, lives in a rural English village. He has one son, Roger, who is self-important, indulged and thoughtless. The Major deplores the lack of manners in the modern age. 142 more words

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STUFFY ENGLISH VALUES GET TURNED UPSIDE DOWN IN PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND

My partner  and I spent this summer in the delightful Devon village of Colyton, it’s skyline dominated by the steeple of St. Andrews, the village church. 948 more words

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Abandonment Issues: Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Look, I watched every episode of As Time Goes By and To the Manor Born, and I have a complete set of Foyle’s War… 393 more words

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Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

It’s never too late for love. Widower and retired British army officer Major Ernest Pettigrew is a guardian of English manners and tradition. When he receives the startling news of his brother’s death, it is only though the shock of circumstances that he answers his door without a hesitation. 394 more words

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Winter in far north Queensland actually means trips to a stinger-free beach.  And whilst there today, I got to thinking.  Do we give certain books the tag of ‘beach book’ as an insult?   513 more words

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