Tales from the Dales Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

Max Hardcastle


Described as a cross between All Creatures Great and Small and Lovejoy, the entertaining books in the Tales from the Dales set tell the story of Max and Vicky Hardcastle. Having always dreamed of moving their antiques business to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, they soon become the proud owners of a collection of ramshackle buildings and the newest members of a close-knit and eccentric community in the area. From the antics of the antiques trade to the uproarious incidents of village life, it turns out rural living isn't quite as tranquil as the married couple had imagined and hoped!

Titles in this collection (3)
  • This Country Business
  • The Luck of a Countryman
  • A Countryman's Lot

Book Details

  • Product code: MAXH
  • ISBN: 9780351322716
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Company
  • Format: Collection
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.7cm
  • Pages: Varies
  • Book points: 4

Customer Ratings


Customer Reviews

Rate & Review
A Real Joy -

I feel quite sad, I have just finished the last book of this set and feel I've just waved goodbye to a dear friend who had been staying with me for a while. I need more. But I will look forward to reading them again after a little break of course.

Maggie, 10/07/2013

Excellent -

I loved these so much that I bought another set to give to my sister. Delightful, gentle stories which are beautifully written and quintessentially English.

Victoria, 23/03/2013

Brilliant Introduction -

Being a Barbara Pym fan is like being a member of a secret club, whose members include Philip Larkin, Jilly Cooper, Alexander McCall-Smith and many others. If you imagine Jane Austen updated to the 1950s, it will give you a little flavour of her style. You cannot go wrong with this collection, which contains four of her "classics" together with one novel (An Academic Question) which was unfinished at her death and is therefore merely good, rather than excellent!

Simon, 09/10/2012