9781567923636

Lark Rise To Candleford

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  • ISBN13:

    9781567923636

  • ISBN10:

    1567923631

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: David R Godine Pub

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Summary

Flora Thompson (1876 to 947) wrote what may be the quintessential distillation of English country life at the turn of the twentieth century. In 1945, the three books Lark Rise (1939), Over to Candleford (1941), and Candleford Green (1943) were published together in one elegant volume, and this new omnibus Nonpareil edition, complete with charming wood engravings, should be a cause for real rejoicing. The books have inspired two plays that ran in London, and the trilogy has been adapted into a multi-part, long-running television drama series by the BBC. The first series of ten episodes is scheduled to be syndicated on various PBS stations throughout the United States. A second series of twelve episodes, currently being broadcast in the United Kingdom, will follow in the United States shortly after.

Author Biography

Flora Thompson was born in 1876 in a hamlet in Oxfordshire. Her first job was an assistant to the postmistresses in a town eight miles away. She married young, and her husband became a postmaster. He first book was a collection of poems, but she is best remembered for her three autobiographical novels which became the "Lark Rise" trilogy. A final volume, "Still Glides the Stream," was published posthumously in 1948. She died in Devon in 1947.

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