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19. 'Major Pettigrew's Last Stand'
Major Ernest Pettigrew is a retired, proper Englishman who is living his proper, dignified life in his small rural English village, perfectly happy being alone. But when his brother dies, the event sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. The two fall in love, but the stuffy village society sees him as the quintessential local and her the permanent foreigner - could their relationship weather the gossip and disapproval?