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5.0 out of 5 stars
A lovely simple read, 30 May 2006
I probably would have read this book at least half a dozen times by now, I can't even remember where I bought it other than it is definetly second-hand. The story is a simple one of a typical English parochial family. The book centres around the Grace family in the earlier part of the second world war. The father, Mr Grace, is the vicar of Chevis Green, he has four daughters and the story rotates around the family and the visitors they have, both welcome and unwelcome! The relationships between the villagers and the general dialogue is an abolute pleasure. The story doesn't actually focus much on the war rather on the simplicity of these peoples lives. Although the book is not particicularly long, I simply do not want it to come to and end, which is why I have read it over and over again...