A re-issue of the evocative and nostalgic account of Lee's country childhood in a secluded Cotswold valley. Lee describes a vanished rural world of village schools and church outings but also touches on the darker side of village life as it comes into contact with murder, rape, suicide and depression.
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"Utterly captivating" ( Four Shires)
"A classic of English literature" ( Good Book Guide)
"It has got a marvellous morning freshness. There is hardly a sentence in it that does not set the sense of touch and smell, as well as sight and hearing, tingling" ( Daily Mail)
"Remains as fresh and full of joy and gratitude for youth and its sensations as when it first appeared. It sings in the memory" ( Sunday Times)
"One of the great writers of the twentieth century" ( Independent)
one of Susan Hampshire's `Six Best Books': `utterly charming'
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140272941