Welcome to the Compton villages, the setting for my latest series of books, starting off with The Country Set.
Nicknamed the ‘Bardswolds’ thanks to its proximity of Stratford upon Avon, a much-photographed cluster of honey-stone villages and half-timbered hamlets sit on the slopes of the curved hip where the high North Cotswolds meet the valleys of Shakespeare Country.
Of all its villages, Compton Magna is amongst the prettiest, approached along a plumb-straight lane to either side of which the mares and foals of its long-established stud farm tail-twitch beneath ancient oaks in park-railed paddocks.
That’s where we first meet The Saddle Bags, a group of local horse-loving women who often ride out together, and can’t resist gossiping about village antics…
Click below to see the full-sized map:
Or click on a frame to see the family tree:
The next instalment:
The second book in the Comptons series, The Country Lovers, will be published later in 2018. A sneak preview will feature on this website soon.
To order or download The Country Set, click below: