I read this some time ago as it was a must-read…though I don’t really know why. Yes. I enjoyed it but it just struck me as a bit odd.
Maybe it was just a different era or location but I felt it was too far fetched for my liking. It just wouldn’t happen; not even in the little farms in the New Forest!
I’d give it a 6 out of 10 – maybe something I’d read again in the future and see if I missed something vital (bet I didn’t).