Friday, September 2, 2011

A great read!

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. By Helen Simonson. Random House Trade paperback.

This is a great love story set in England in modern times. It is a Romeo and Juliet and Westside Story but with 60 somethings instead of teenagers. Major Pettigrew falls in love with Mrs. Ali, a Pakistani widow and shop keeper. This sets off the community and both families who are aghast at this mixed race couple. A delightful read. Available at Costco. IMO it should not be an eBook. It is a book to be cherished, passed around and shared with friends. There is a movie deal in which the author will be one of the screen writers. Don't hold your breath however. Books to film take a couple of years till they get to the local theatre.

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