The Lovers Of Pound Hill, By Mavis Cheek


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Cheek has often had fun mixing metropolitan types with country yokels, and this novel is classic fare. When city girl Molly marches into the village of Lufferton Boney with her posh boots and bouncy red hair, she turns several heads.

An archaeologist on a mission, she has come to research the truth behind the enormous gnome famously etched into the surrounding hillside.

Like the Cerne Abbas Giant, the gnome proves an irresistible magnet for courting couples, though it takes a Neolithic find to awaken the village to the nature of true romance.