NORTHRIDGE RECTORY - Angela Thirkell
Angela Thirkell wrote about 50 novels, creating the world of Barsetshire where clergy, lords, farmers and most particularly women of all classes keep Britain going through thick and thin. Thirkell has a wry humor that pokes gentle fun at her characters and a way with a plot that keeps the reader engaged even though in some books, such as this one, not too much happens. Written in 1941 the villagers are rallying to beat off an expected invasion while enjoying the presence of all the officers billotted among them, and less so, the evacuees. The book must have raised the morale of its readers during the war and continues to do so now, as one doesn't need to be in a war to suffer from too much Christmas or to enjoy the way a son returning home can turn a room into chaos in a matter of minutes.
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