The stories in this collection all take place in the same geographical area, each one giving us a brief look at some of the people who lived there during different periods of time. The stories, often told with great insight, wonderful characters, and witty humor, are such fun to read. Each one is more delightful than the one before.
My favorite, by far, is the final tale, a continuing story of Jack, THE Jack, of Jack and the Beanstalk. This story is so funny, and so well constructed. I laughed out loud more than once. The entire book was great fun to read and a welcome change to the type of books I usually read. If you like stories that tickle the funny bone, are witty and well-crafted, then this one is for you.