Anyway, one of the first things I started listening to was BBC Radio's The Archers -- so often a punchline in Aga sagas, but I quickly became immersed in the lives and loves of Ambridge, as listeners have for decades.
I only discovered Joanna Toye's series of books, commemorating the Archers 50th, recently: Family Ties (1951-1967), Looking for Love (1968-1986), and Back to the Land (1987-1999). I read the three volumes backwards, and it did flesh out some bits of the backstory I'd wondered about. One of my favorite parts? My large print edition of Back to the Land was withdrawn from Harrow Library's Housebound Services. Yes, I am an old woman.
And then I discovered the existence of two stand-alone volumes, which of course I wanted to read as well. When I got Jennifer's Diary, I thought it had the worst cover ever:
Very diary-ish. I LOVE The Archers.