Mr. Moore writes about English country life (Brensham Village. Dance and Skylark), with warm perceptions, and in his new book the permanence and timelessness of the English yeomanry is as vital as ever. The Herefordshire countryside and the Malvern hills, Wales across the border, and a quiet countryside given over to the breeding of cattle and raising of hops provides the background for a story of the tumultuous bacchanalia of the hop-picking season. The gypsies move in on the farmer folk; Welsh factory girls, workers from the Midlands, and for a few feverish weeks boundaries disappear, and there are hotheaded disputes, hotblooded romances. The story has its lustier moments- along with the pervading lyricism which brings this part of rural England to life.