Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Visit with Author Helen Simonson

Helen Simonson, a British native who married an American and has lived in the U.S. for the past 20 years, provided lively, humorous commentary about how her novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, describes life in a small English village.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am