The year is 1966, a crucial year in the lives of Amy and Roger Large and their family. Living in a vast, ramshackle farmhouse in the wilds of Hampshire and surviving by a combination of small-scale farming and taking in a motley assortment of lodgers, their rural lives may seem idyllic to some. But pressures are gathering and, in 1966, they come to a head, forcing them to evaluate their eccentric way of life and question, in a changing world, how much longer they can sustain it.
Escaping office politics and taking on a decrepit manor house with land seemed a great adventure for a young couple in the 1950s but now in the mid-60s with three demanding children and three exasperating lodgers to help pay the bills, Amy and Roger are at their wit’s end. Roger decides to breed 50 turkeys in time for Christmas while Amy…
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