The tales that show how rural life has changed

A property developer has an idyllic and precious plotland development in his sights

Patrick Galbraith enjoys a frustrating day with dog and gun

Lisa Hilton falls for the rustic charms and continental cuisine of a perfect English pub

Patrick Galbraith laments the increasing loneliness of rural life

Macdonald’s prose is full of resonance and beauty, apposite delicacy and memorable evocations, says Matthew Adams

Patrick Galbraith on rural racism and the fear of outsiders