The other day I read a book I really loved. It was called Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. At the beginning of the book, I was a bit dubious because it focused on the story of this extremely strait laced man in England. Luckily, the author gives us a sense of his inner world which is quite compelling and often funny. The book focuses on his relationship with a local woman who owns a shop in town. This part of the story is wonderful to read as they discover their similar interests (frequently outside the norm of their country village) and develop affection for one another. All together, it’s one of my favorite books.

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