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The characters develop really well
on 17 May 2012
I hadn't expected to like 'A Countryman's Lot', so I was pleasantly surprised that my dislike of antiques did not detract from a thoroughly good read. However, books like this are all about characters and stories, and in this second installment they become more engaging and entertaining. After the introductions of the first book, we get some real depth to the 'regulars' and the writing improves accordingly. The stories seem to have greater resonance, and the descriptive precis allows enough space for imagery and imagination to have prevail. I thoroughly recommend all three books currently available. The third is the best, but it would not be appropriate without the development of the people and the village life that this book encapsulates.