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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Helen Simonson discusses her debut novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, which tells the story of Major Ernest Pettigrew, a wry, courtly Englishman who lives a quiet life who strikes up an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village.

Event: Helen Simonson will be reading, speaking, and signing books
Tuesday, March 16, at 6:00 pm
Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Avenue, at 93rd Street

Guests:

Helen Simonson
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Comments [2]

L

This Brit is cringing at this interview

Mar. 16 2010 01:15 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Oh, "Paki" is still all too common in the UK. I have a friend from South Asia who lives in London, & she hears it on the street & sees it in blogs.

Mar. 16 2010 01:15 PM

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