Hand in hand with the author of Cider with Rosie, Village Christmas is a moving and lyrical portrait of England through the years and changing seasons.
Laurie Lee left her childhood home in the Cotswolds when she was nineteen, but stayed with him all her life until, many years later, she returned forever.
This collection brings to life the sights, sounds, sights and traditions of your home - from the century-old May Day rituals to your own piece of garden, from carol singing in the crisp snow to pub conversations and songs.
Here he also writes about the mysteries of love, living in the Chelsea war, Winston Churchill's winter funeral and his battle, in old age, to save his beloved Slad Valley from the developers.
Told with a warm sense of humor and a powerful sense of history, Village Christmas offers us a picture of a world gone missing.