Thelwell Country is the English countryside, only more so. His fox hunters and farmers, picnickers and gypsies, and his notoriously pony-struck children, are all representative of man in uneasy communion with nature.
The people and animals Thelwell laughs at are real: he knows the countryside intimately. Those who have delighted in Thelwell's cartoons will know what to expect. This is (with occasional excursions into country towns and even into Scotland) a hilarious initiation into the realities of rural England.