The England of this text is one of silence, of hard work and necessary patience, of white roads, rutted by hooves and cartwheels, and innocent of oil and petrol. It is the rich, sensuous world of childhood and youth in a remote Cotswold village, a world that has mostly vanished.
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"Utterly captivating" ( Four Shires)
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"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)
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141182776