It isn't for you if you require lots of action. It's just a lovely look at life and nature in small towns of the past. There's a contentment to it that's missing in many people's every day lives today. Makes you stop and think!
This was my introduction to the wonderful books by "Miss Read," all of which are lovely and charming. They've been compared to the Mitford books but I think they are far better. The reader comes quickly to know -- and like -- the characters in and around the small country communities of Fairacre and Thrush Green in rural England.
thoroughly enjoyed reading 3 of her books. All the I read village characters and happenings are funny and poignant. The 3 books included in my copy included: Village School, Village Diary, and Storm in the Village.