Once upon a time, in High School, I was reading during class and my book Under The Greenwood Tree (Thomas Hardy) was confiscated - or was it another great favourite writer- Elizabeth Goudge? (btw J K Rowling liked Goudge)
I was mad about those novels set in the picturesque English countryside. Later on it was D H Lawrence (in the midlands I'd say) Or, for something totally different, with migrant school friends, we girls were such 'tomboys' into wartime escape stories and Air force heroes or Biggles etc. Escapism plus.
Now, after years, my own countryside here has finally 'grown on me' for what it is and is truly mine along with the pleasure of enjoying many other landscapes around the world.