The Village Paperback – 22 Sep 2004
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
'A precise, evocative but unsentimental account of a period of transition ... an absorbing, traditionally organised novel of English village life.' -- Charlotte Moore The Spectator 23 October 2004
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
What surprised me was the author's comparing the relations between the two major social classes in England to the relations between white Americans and African-Americans, and I think she really hit on something.
I gave the book 4 stars, not 5, because the whole plot was contrived to reveal all the social aspects the author wanted to get at, which made the plot secondary. So if you want a gripping novel, this isn't the book for you, but it's a great way to learn about life in England in the early postwar period. I'd love to see a review by someone who lived through the period who comments on the accuracy, but I suspect these people are no longer alive alas.
Very enjoyable, but not quite in the same league as the heart-rending Little Boy Lost by the same author.
I thought this was an excellent and interesting look at the class system and village politics. I really liked the growing relationship between Margaret Trevor and Roy Wilson and was rooting for them not to be deterred by the villagers. The working classes certainly came off the best in this novel! It made me smile and the author has a wry sense of humour in her writing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another excellent Persephone Books revival. This very English novel, published in 1952, demonstrates how the class system then, so alive in the kind of village described here,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard Brown
What a really lovely story. So refreshing, no sex, no violence, no "language", just a really warm, interesting story about people. Read morePublished 17 months ago by M B