Village life - it's the same the whole world over. Only the accents are different. Kei Miller has created in Watersville a village to stand alongside Llareggub (except the name isn't rude when spelled backwards) and Clochemerle. This is a comedy written lovingly, with beautifully drawn characters, and wonderful prose. I was hooked from the moment Tessa Walcott called out 'Imelda-ohhhhh!' on page two.