This is a combination romantic story and travelog ca. 1909 via automobile of western England--Devon, Somerset, Cornwall, Wales--cheerfully and wittily told via "letters"--mainly a device to change the point of view occasionally and to offer a chronology. The ancient villages and coastal towns are explored, as are cathedrals and abbeys and Roman ruins--history is the focus. They stay in lodges and inns, some built in the middle ages and which are still open today. Good to read with Google Earth and a map handy. A nice surprise of a book.