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Lark Rise to Candleford - Flora Thompson
Lark Rise to Candleford
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Flora Thompson's immortal trilogy, containing "Lark Rise", "Over To Candleford" and "Candleford Green", is a heartwarming portrayal of country life at the close of the 19th century. This story of three closely related Oxfordshire communities - a hamlet, the nearby village and a small market town... show more
Flora Thompson's immortal trilogy, containing "Lark Rise", "Over To Candleford" and "Candleford Green", is a heartwarming portrayal of country life at the close of the 19th century. This story of three closely related Oxfordshire communities - a hamlet, the nearby village and a small market town - is based on the author's experiences during childhood and youth. It chronicles May Day celebrations and forgotten children's games, the daily lives of farmworkers and craftsmen, friends and relations - all painted with a gaiety and freshness of observation that make this trilogy an evocative and sensitive memorial to Victorian rural England.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141183312 (0141183314)
ASIN: 141183314
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 537
Edition language: English
Series: Lark Rise to Candleford -3 omnibus (#1)
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0 Interesting but no plot, really
This is one of those “saw the TV series before I heard about the book” books. I mean it has Saffie in it. Anyways, this book is different, but it’s not bad. I just wish it had little more than in the way of a plot or was a straight out memoir. The three books that make up this e...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
from imdb - An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.This is Thompson writing in Austen's 'Emma' mode, executing her fictionalis...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
Like Little House on the Prairie but with more textual awareness of poverty, class, and sexism. Also, it's set in rural Victorian England. Otherwise, just like, complete with grand tales of killing the pig and stories about getting dresses muddy on the miles-long walk to school.
ThinkHilary
ThinkHilary rated it
4.0 Lark Rise to Candleford: A Trilogy
This is a very long book! It almost reads more like a blog (a very faithfully, well written blog) that Flora Thompson is keeping of her life in the late 1800's in rural England. Despite the lack of plot (think of the lack of plot in a good blog, yet it's still interesting to read) it moves with grac...
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