This is such a well-written and enjoyable book. With dry and witty humor, it gives us a very true-to-life view of prim and proper British society. And on top of that, it's simply a great story. I loved it!
Sweet story about the friendship and love between mature adults Major Ernest Pettigrew and shop owner Jasmina Ali, who must chart a course for togetherness through the small-mindedness of their village and the expectations and obligations of their family and culture. Well-written and charming debut novel by Helen Simonson. The Major is a memorable and wry character.
The book is very well written with good character development; a charming love story with a lot of uppity British wry humor. Love to see it as a movie or series done by the BBC. I'm thinking either John Cleese or perhaps someone younger, i.e. Colin Firth to play the Major.