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Lark Rise to Candleford By Flora Thompson

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'People were poorer and had not the comforts, amusements, or knowledge we have today; but they were happier.' Lark Rise to Candleford is Flora Thompson's classic evocation of a vanished world of agricultural customs and rural culture. The trilogy of Lark Rise, Over to Candleford, and Candleford Green tells the story of Flora's childhood and youth during the 1880s in Lark Rise, in reality Juniper Hill, the hamlet in Oxfordshire where she was born. Through the eyes of Laura, the author's fictional counterpart, Flora describes the cottages, characters, and way of life of the agricultural labourers and their families with whom she grew up; seasonal celebrations, schooling, church-going, entertainment and story-telling are described in fond and documentary detail. Later, when Laura leaves school and becomes assistant to the village postmistress, the same loving detail brings vividly to life the rural post office and its staff.


1948, The Reprint Society, London.  A Trilogy by Flora Thompson. With an introduction by H.J.Massingham. Wood engravings by Julie Nield. With dust cover with minor chips, shelf wear to top and bottom and small tear to top front. Book tight binding, text clean and no inscriptions. Pages yellowing. Pre-owned. No ISBN.

Lark Rise to Candleford By Flora Thompson

SKU: 0102290
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