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Helen Simonson - Author


Helen Simonson is an Englishwoman who spent her teenage years in a small village in East Sussex, near Rye. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she recently completed an MFA at Stony Brook Southampton. Her short stories and essays have been featured in various publications and broadcast on radio. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, New York, Helen is currently living in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and two sons. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is her first novel.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Helen Simonson

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
Reader Reviewed The Summer Before the War
Helen Simonson
Despite the title – The Summer Before the War – which this terrific novel does indeed trace, it also spills into the horrors of the war years and eventually releases us back into some sort of very different peace. Set...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
Reader Reviewed The Summer Before the War
Helen Simonson
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Despite the title – The Summer Before the War – which this terrific novel does indeed trace, it also spills into the horrors of the war years and eventually releases us back...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/03/2016
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson
An enchanting, humorous and heart-warming novel set in an English village. Written with sharp perception and a delightfully dry sense of humour, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is a heart warming love story with a cast of unforgettable characters that questions...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2010

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