The result reverberates with the voices of the villagers: young farmers, retired orchardmen, and Eastern European migrant workers talk about farming in an age of globalisation; commuters, weekenders, and retirees discuss the realities behind the rural idyll; and the local priest, teacher, and pub owner describe the daily pleasures and tribulations of village life.
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What a pleasure!
Living in France I thought that I would discover a brand new world in rural England. In fact people have the same type of preoccupations or way of life. But it was a pleasure to hear that reader who makes us discover the different points of view of this small town inhabitants . Lively and very pleasant, a real bowl of fresh air.