When I am stressed or tired or simply wanting to escape from the desert, I like to read books about small English villages. My favorite authors of such books are Miss Read, D.E. Stevenson, and P.G. Wodehouse. Miss Read's Thrush Green series is set in a tiny English village, D.E.Stevenson has settings in Scotland as well as England (Miss Buncle is a great book to start a D.E.Stevenson collection), and P.G.Wodehouse's rollicking tales feature a young English aristocrat (Wooster) and his butler (Jeeves), who live in London but often visit country estates.
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