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Flora Thompson

Lark Rise to Candleford - Flora Thompson

Here's a book that might interest some of you.!!

The first volume of the trilogy, "Lark Rise", was published in 1939; "Over to Candleford" in 1941 and "Candleford Green" in 1943. They were published as a trilogy "Lark Rise to Candleford", in 1945. There is also a fourth volume, "Still Glides the Stream" which was published posthumously in 1948.

Flora Thompson was born in 1876 in the hamlet of Juniper Hill, three miles from Cottisford, on the borders of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. The book is described as "A vanished world", and is a real observation of the country life, of agricultural customs and rural culture, that those we are searching, could have experienced.

Juniper Hill is just a couple of farms and cottages ... Cottisford is a lovely village ... with a village green.

Reviewed by Betty Rhodes