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Like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is set to be another debut bestseller. For fans of E.F. Benson and P.G. Wodehouse. Like Calendar Girls, a delightful new take on English village life
Helen Simonson is an Englishwoman who spent her teenage years in a small village in East Sussex, near Rye. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she recently completed an MFA at Stony Brook Southampton. Her short stories and essays have been featured in various publications and broadcast on radio. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, New York, Helen is currently living in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and two sons. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is her first novel.
'A beautiful little love story ... told with skill and humour' Alexander McCall Smith 'A wise comedy of manners proves that loving well is the best revenge ... This delightful debut is as much a gently P.C. look at the British class system tucked inside a sly comedy of manners as it is a love story' Oprah magazine 'It's gentle and charming, but these words can't convey the slow-burning pleasure of this novel' The Times 'A charming, funny and absorbing debut' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail