What is it that makes the ideal English village? Firle in East Sussex is both unique and universal. First of all there is a pub and in no particular order come a school, a shop, a cricket pitch, a church, a stream, a blacksmith, allotments, flint walls, house martins. Above all, the village seems to contain that rarest of ingredients, delight. Firle sits literally at the end of the road. It is the last place you can reach by car before coming in summer to a wandering line of chalk and in winter to something a little muddier ...

About a Village 2011, Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780711232587

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