Foreign News: The Urge

Nothing much happens in the quiet Wiltshire village of Steeple Ashton. Its 667 residents mind their own business, tend their gardens, go to church on Sunday and sometimes relax with a pint in one of two pubs on Saturday night. Whatever intriguing details there might be in the villagers' private lives are generally sealed tight in the letters that pass between them and the outside world through Steeple Ashton's one-story post office.

For over 70 years these confidential missives have been entrusted to ladies of

Steeple Ashton's Bartlett family. Auntie Lucy Jane Bartlett succeeded her mother in the job of postmistress, held it...

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