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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


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


Beach Babes

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


Major Pettigrew's last stand, Helen Simonson - Chinon

So British!

It may be very cliché, but it is deliciously written. And, actually, you shouldn’t expect anything else from this novel. It is simply a delight to read. 299 more words


Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Well, I really wasn’t interested in reading this one… just not my normal sphere of interest.

However my library system had it as an e-read and since there were very few titles available, I decided to give it a whirl….and wow, I was very pleasantly surprised!!! 792 more words