my take: a delightful love story ... i fell in love with the Major myself. but then, i love most things British. the Major loves things just right - he's from a proper English family, with a proper past, knows his proper place in the village. his proper world comes undone as he sees the humanity in the "improper" people around him. i laughed, i cried, i came away a better person.
my source: Christmas gift from my mum
recommend: beach read, great pass around read
rating: really good feel good