A Year in Lush Places Paperback – 27 Jun 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
Lush Places is small in size and huge in eccentric characters, Maddie Grigg’s partner Mr Griggs being a major player with a touch of the heroic. Then there’s the good Pelly Sheepwash, flirtatious Posh Totty, Mr Champagne-Charlie, Celebrity Farmer and Darling Loggins. They lead standard village lives that is to say, as anyone who lives in a village knows, heaving with excitement, drama, and emotional ferment.
Maddie Griggs loves her countryside and fills the book with vignettes of the passing seasons - stars and moon in cold January, bluebells on Bluebell Hill, bindweed and gooseberries in the summer, wood smoke in November, rooks buffeted by the wind in December. The countryside and the people of Lush Places vie for Maddie’s attention. People get gently laughed at, sympathized with and lightly ridiculed. Not so the land. The countryside is a radiant constant, nurturing her and the village, always there and always inspiring.
Marjory McGinn author of Homer's Where the Heart Is
A Year in Lush Places is witty and descriptive allowing you to form a clear image of the Enchanted Village and the people who live there. More in depth than the blog it gives you an insight into Maddies thoughts and feelings as well as being able to follow all the goings on in the village. There is a running theme of the up n downs of Mr & Mrs Griggs relationship throughout the book and by the end you find yourself willing them for a happy ending.
This book made me chuckle a lot and laugh out loud at times whilst wondering what it would be like to live in a village full of such characters.
Highly enjoyable, humorous and exciting I would most definitely recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really enjoyed it. Wish there was more by this author available to purchase in Kindle.Published 8 months ago by frances marian crighton
I really enjoyed reading this this beautifully written book and am looking forward to read the next one which is already down loaded to be the next book to read. Read morePublished on 20 Jan. 2014 by SallyAnnC
Really enjoyed it Maddie, good fun. I hope Nobby Odd Job is still investigating the case of sedition. The culprit needs to be identified sooner rather that later!!!Published on 9 Oct. 2013 by Mr T J Clarke
A chance to get to know the people of 'Lush Places' a bit better - some great stories and even greater characters! maddie knows how to bring people alive on the page!Published on 18 Sept. 2013 by Lucy Hayward
I laughed out loud at every chapter. Maddie's writing style is wonderful - funny, warm, so descriptive, such a shrewd and delighting observer of real rural life. Read morePublished on 25 July 2013 by Rosie