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  • Evokes the world of her childhood with exceptional clarity, tenderness and precision.

    Sunday Telegraph
  • A sort of Cider with Rosie . . . her writing oozes nostalgia, affection and a passion for the English countryside.

    Daily Mail
  • Without the slightest sentimentality, this magical book describes what was lost: a closeness to the natural world, a life tied to the seasons, and memories of incredible richness and texture.

    Evening Standard
  • Enchanting memoir . . . Lycett Green makes the beautiful countryside throughout the seasons as real as the robust villagers.

    Sunday Times
  • Executed with accomplishment and brio. Lycett Green may be practised, but there's a delightful freshness here, along with humour, empathy and an unexpected sense of menace.

    Daily Telegraph

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