This summaryof the novel is from Ernest Baker and James Packman, A Guide to the Best Fiction (London: George Routledge, 1932) — DB

The hero is a poor market-gardener, and the life depicted is of the lowliest, but both hero and heroine are lifted high by the sweetness of their characters. A simple tale, with a dash of romance. Blackmore was a most unmercenary market-gardener himself.

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