Wessex in Literature: Our Village

Our Village is a 5-volume series by Mary Russell Mitford containing around 100 literary sketches of rural life, based on the hamlet of Three Mile Cross in Berkshire. They paint a vivid picture of life in a Wessex village towards the end of the Georgian era. Mitford writes in great detail about the flora and fauna she sees on her country walks, and about the people that she meets. She clearly has a deep love of the natural world, but is not always so fond of the people!

Our Village is in the public domain, and can be read free of charge at all the usual outlets (Google Books, Project Gutenberg etc,)