Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand is a delightful story of a stodgy retired officer who falls in love with the local Pakistani shop owner and eventually sheds his obsession with his father’s inheritance and some of his friends to live a new life with her. There’s also a yuppie son without much ethics, a ruined country gentleman who’d like to hang on to his lifestyle but cannot afford to, and a funny American businessman with money and a desire for British hauteur. O, and a hilariously disastrous country club party.

It just goes to show that a book about racism, unlike the one reviewed in the last post, needs not be boring or predictable.

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