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Helen Simonson

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Helen Simonson was born in England and spent her teenage years in a small village in East Sussex. A graduate of the London School of Economics with an MFA from Stony Brook Southampton, she is a former travel advertising executive who has lived in America for the last two decades. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, she now lives with her husband and two sons in the Washington, D.C. area. This is her first novel.

It's hard to keep up with all the social media in my life and so usually I just don't! Since my last blog post I have: optioned Major Pettigrew movie rights, enjoyed my paperback on the NY Times Bestseller list for 27 weeks, negotiated to translate the Major into more than 16 languages, traveled to twenty plus US cities, won an award in the UK...I'm so glad it's now summer vacation. I am workin... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.85 · 77,363 ratings · 9,135 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
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“Life does often get in the way of one's reading”
Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

“You are a wise man, Major, and I will consider your advice with great care--and humility." He finished his tea and rose from the table to go to his room. "But I must ask you, do you really understand what it means to be in love with an unsuitable woman?"

"My dear boy," said the Major. "Is there really any other kind?”
Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

“It surprised him that his grief was sharper than in the past few days. He had forgotten that grief does not decline in a straight line or along a slow curve like a graph in a child's math book. Instead, it was almost as if his body contained a big pile of garden rubbish full both of heavy lumps of dirt and of sharp thorny brush that would stab him when he least expected it.”
Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand



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