Lark Rise to Candleford

Lark Rise to Candleford Cover

Lark Rise to Candleford

By Flora Thompson; Julie Neild (Illustrator); H. J. Massingham (Introduction by)

Nonpareil Books, Paperback, 9781567923636, 556pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2008

Description
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.

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