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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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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.About the Author:
Phillip Mallett is Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1974. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0140036725