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This review is from: A Month in the Country (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
Firstly, the writing style of this novel makes it easy to read.
Secondly, what immediately struck me was the size, only 85 pages, the other 20-odd pages being intro. This by any standard is short, but it doesn't seem so once you start reading it, as every page, every line is so rich in description and wonderful dialogue.
If you are looking for a nostalgic look at the english countryside, and yearn for the days when life was simpler, for steam trains, trips to the sea on a horse and cart and for English summers that were hot, then this is the book for you.
It's a story of life,death,love and friendship.
Warning-If you intend to read the introduction, then I would advise that you read it after reading the novel as it is basically a synopsis of the plot and will spoilt it.