THE RURAL dream is over and Ross Clarke ("Where the riled things are", Real Life, 8 March) has woken up to the realities, as against the Laura Ashley image, created by the media.
Consider a farmer set down in the centre of London. He would gaze in wonder at motorists crawling to work slower than they could walk. He would shake his head sadly at the number of dogs kept locked up all day. He would be dismayed at the aged afraid to answer their doors. The squabbling neighbours threatening to cut each other's roses down, the food-scare neurotics who wouldn't know a fresh egg if it bit them... And then he would turn for home in the knowledge that he would be "entering civilisation".
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