Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

  • by Helen Simonson
  • Narrated by Bill Wallis
  • 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Major Ernest Pettigrew (Ret’d) is not interested in the frivolity of the modern world. Since his wife Nancy’s death, he has tried to avoid the constant bother of nosy village women; his grasping, ambitious son; and the ever-spreading suburbanisation of the English countryside, preferring to lead a quiet life upholding the values that people have lived by for generations - respectability, duty, and a properly brewed cup of tea.
But when his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs Ali, the widowed village shopkeeper of Pakistani descent, the Major is drawn out of his regimented world and forced to confront the realities of life in the 21st century.

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Old age is not for softies

I delighted in this book which tells the story a two very different people with the commonality of loneliness.
I liked the characterisation and felt that those who were not so well drawn were those who were shallow.
I didn't really want to say goodbye to the Major and Jasmina when I finished it!
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- Morag

An unexpected delight!

I have just finished Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and was not disappointed. I feel like I have reached the end of that rare kind of book that is widereaching in it's content, but deep enough to provoke the reader to consider how they might react to the various elements in it's unusual story line. The plot was unexpected although the summary given is accurate. The characters become friends you want to know about and I can't think of a nicer way to enjoy this book than curled up in front of a roaring fire on a cold winter's day!
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- Deborah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios