Lark Rise to Candleford (Modern Classics)

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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.

This new edition of the trilogy reproduces the original wood-engravings by Julie Neild and includes a new introduction by Phillip Mallett which looks at the background to the books and their enduring popularity.

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A trilogy of classic tales, based on personal experiences from the author's childhood and young life, about three closely related Oxfordshire communities, featuring the titles LARK RISE, OVER TO CANDLEFORD and CANDLEFORD GREEN.

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The Oxfordshire hamlet of Lark Rise bustles with activity. The tiightly knit farming community includes, the gossip, the midwife, the pedlars, and the old folk who hate to see tradition fade.

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