Lord Ferrister finds a Circus introduces us to the people of Ferrister Major, a quiet village set in the English countryside. It is named after the present Lord Ferrister and his ancestors who have lived in Ferrister Hall for three hundred years. Lord Ferrister had led a rather solitary existence since leaving the army as a young man and inheriting Ferrister Hall from his father. Then, quite unexpectedly he joins forces with four stranded members of a travelling circus and they change each other's lives for the better, proving the worth of friendship, hard work and mutual respect in the process. Then there's the eccentric donkey and his raven friend of course, who could ignore them?