• "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