This is my ultimate favourite book, it is one that i always return to although i have read and re-read this book time and time again the story never becomes tiring.
The ideallic settings of sleepy cornwall are so perfectly described and the era captured so brilliantly it is almost as though you really are there, the characters are lovingly constructed and you really get a sense of being there, the relationships are believable and yet still dreamy and fairy-tale enough that you can get lost in the story.
The carey-lewis' family is exactly the family everybody longs to have, they have the typical stiff upper lip at times and still the fanciful optimistic values that warm the heart.
Nothing can express how good this book is but reading it for yourself, it is excellent value for money i have read it at least 50 times.
The ITV drama serial that can now be found on DVD is excellent, joanna lumley as diana is perfect, as is love-day carey-lewis the lovable tearaway. The Tv follow up Nancherrow is equally encapturing...watch them both-immediately!