In the fictional county of Barsetshire is the small village of Worsted. When the Dean family comes for the summer, the inhabitants are shaken up by a Greek play, a raging bull, a stubborn mule, misunderstandings, and, most of all, love.
August Folly is a typical Thirkell novel, gentle and witty. It started off slowly, with a confusing introduction of many characters, but once that was out of the way it became tremendously enjoyable. Unlike some of her Barsetshire novels, this one doesn't require a previous knowledge of any of the others. Overall, I love her signature style and found August Folly to be a delightful read.