PayPal accepted MORE INFO

Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Lark Rise to Candleford

Flora Thompson H. J. Massingham Richard Mabey



In stock
Ready to ship


23 October 2000
Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Social & cultural history; Rural communities; The natural world, country life & pets
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. With a new introduction by Richard Mabey
By:   Flora Thompson
Introduction by:   H. J. Massingham, Richard Mabey
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   354g
ISBN:   9780141183312
ISBN 10:   0141183314
Series:   Penguin Modern Classics
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   23 October 2000
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Juniper Hill, Oxfordshire, Flora Thompson left school at 14 to work in the local post office. She married young, and wrote mass-market fiction to help support her increasing family. In her 60s she published the semi-autobiographical trilogy combined as LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD (1945). RICHARD MABEY is the author of some thirty books, including Whistling in the Dark: In Pursuit of the Nightingale, Beechcombings: the narratives of Trees, the ground-breaking and best-selling cultural flora Flora Britannica, and Gilbert White, which won the Whitbread Biography Award. His recent memoir Nature Cure was short-listed for three major literary awards. He writes for the Independent, the Guardian, Resurgence and Granta, and contributes frequently to BBC radio. He lives in Norfolk, in the Waveney Valley.

See Also

A Month in the Country

J. L. Carr


Work Suspended and Other Stories...

Evelyn Waugh



Peter Shaffer


The Member of the Wedding

Carson McCullers


A Cup of Rage

Raduan Nassar