Book by: Helen Simonson
In a small village in the English countryside, lives a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired). He is wry, courtly, opinionated and completely endearing. When his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with a shopkeeper in town, the unlikely duo are bound together by their love of literature and the loss of their spouses. Soon their relationship blossoms into more. But village society dictates he is the quintessential local and she the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive?