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Helen Simonson was born in England, lived many years in Brooklyn, N.Y. and currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area. Simonson's literary inspirations include Virginia Woolf and Henry James. Her novels, Major Pettigrews Last Stand and The Summer Before the War, are New York Times Bestsellers. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Major Pettigrew's Last Stand… (more)

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