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The World Of Flora Thompson

Author : Christine G. Bloxham
ISBN : 0752443488
Genre : Authors, English
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Flora Thompson is the author of the well-known book of life in the Oxfordshire countryside, "Lark Rise to Candleford". Coinciding with the year of the sixtieth anniversary of Flora's death, this book includes material along with photographs.
Category: Authors, English

Lark Rise To Candleford

Author : Flora Thompson
ISBN : 9781567923636
Genre : Fiction
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The story of three closely-related Oxfordshire communities -- a hamlet, a village, and a town -- and the memorable cast of characters who people them. Based on Thompson's own experiences as a child and young woman, it is keenly observed and beautifully narrated, quiet and evocative.
Category: Fiction

Over To Candleford

Author : Flora Thompson
ISBN : 184902443X
Genre : Fiction
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Flora Thompson's semi-autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy is known and loved the world over for its gentle depiction of rural life in Oxfordshire in the late 19th century, a way of life that was soon to vanish forever as mechanisation took over farming. The second book sees an older Laura still growing up in Lark Rise, but branching out into the wider world and visiting her urbanite cousins in the small country town of Candleford, and contrasting her life with theirs.
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Flora Thompson

Author : Gillian Lindsay
ISBN : 1873855532
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 'Lark Rise To Candleford' and 'Heatherley' Flora Thompson wrote the story of her Victorian country childhood and her youth in village post offices. She was sixty when she wrote her well-known books but she had spent a lifetime serving her apprenticeship as a naturalist and a writer. This biography tells the story of her life and her struggles as a writer. Flora Thompson's books opened windows on to the lost world of the hamlet, the village and small country towns.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Candleford Green

Author : Flora Thompson
ISBN : 0141190132
Genre : Country life
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At fourteen and a half, Laura is grown up and decides to take a job at the Post Office in Candleford Green. There is much to learn, new friendships to make and old ones to continue. But time moves on, and soon she decides to leave for a new world far from her native country.
Category: Country life

On The Trail Of Flora Thompson

Author : John Owen Smith
ISBN : 9781873855249
Genre : Authors, English
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The author has turned detective. In this book, he discovers the true identities behind the pseudonyms which Flora Thompson employed within her writing to hide the identity of the people and places she encountered 'beyond Candleford Green.' Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and George Bernard Shaw were two among many eminent people who were regular customers in her post office at Grayshott-unaware that the shy young lady sending their telegrams would one day rank alongside themselves on literary shelves. But the lesser-known characters also lend their own interest to the story. Who was 'Mr Foreshaw, ' the retired big-game hunter with whom she had tea on Sunday afternoons? And 'Richard Brownlow, ' the young man who met her often, then told her he 'could never marry her'? And 'Bob Pikesley' who taught her how to keep dry in a rainstorm? And the bright-eyed 'Alma Stedman' who kept Flora from 'brooding'? And who was the unfortunate 'Mr Hertford, ' her employer at Grayshott, who eventually stabbed his wife to death shortly after Flora left the village? These and other riddles are answered. There is also a 'lost' chapter of Flora's own work published here for the first time, and the opportunity to follow literally in Flora's footsteps by taking the suggested 'trails' through the Hampshire countryside she came to love so well.
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Without Education Or Encouragement

Author : Ruth Collette Hoffman
ISBN : 0838642063
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For over sixty years, English writer Flora Thompson (1876-1947) has been celebrated as the author of Lark Rise to Candleford (1945), a rural trilogy that is considered a minor classic among writings about the English countryside. Challenging the assumption that Lark Rise to Candleford is Thompson's only significant work, this book examines the whole of Thompson's oeuvre, including the poetry, short fiction, and essays that she published in women's periodicals before World War II, her book of poetry, Bog Myrtle and Peat (1921), and two posthumously published works, Still Glides the Stream (1947) and Heatherley (1979). In addition to reassessing Thompson's significance as a twentieth-century woman writer, this study explores the connections between Lark Rise to Candleford and the author's early work, questioning its current classification as a work of autobiography and arguing for a more nuanced, literary interpretation of this rural classic. Ruth Collette Hoffman teaches English composition and literature at the College of DuPage.
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Lark Rise

Author : Flora Thompson
ISBN : 0141190140
Genre : Country life
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Sensitive and book-loving Laura is born in the rural hamlet of Lark Rise, where life has followed an unchanging pattern for centuries and the days are governed by the rhythms of nature. This is the unforgettable story of her beloved home: a place where children know the name of every bird, flower and tree; men work the fields; women gossip over the fence; and the last relics of country customs have yet to die out. Whether it is describing ancient traditions such as the Mayday garland procession, bringing the harvest home and singing ballads in the local inn, or introducing characters such as Laura's radical father, the pioneering Mrs Spicer, the eccentric bee-keeping Queenie and ladies who wear bustles to feed the pigs, this first part of Flora Thompson's autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy captures a vanished corner of rural England and the timeless joys of childhood.
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Penguin Essentials

Author : Flora Thompson
ISBN : 0140288236
Genre : Country life
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An autobiography of Laura - as the author calls herself - which describes in detail her life in a country village. Her self-sufficient world of farm labourers and craftsmen working to the rhythms of the seasons and enjoying their traditional festivities is preserved for readers.
Category: Country life

New Perspectives On Anarchism

Author : Nathan J. Jun
ISBN : 0739132415
Genre : Political Science
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The study of anarchism as a philosophical, political, and social movement has burgeoned both in the academy and in the global activist community in recent years. Taking advantage of this boom in anarchist scholarship, Nathan J. Jun and Shane Wahl have compiled twenty-six cutting-edge essays on this timely topic in New Perspectives on Anarchism. This collection of essays is unique in its global and multi-cultural scope, as its contributors hail from across the globe. The scholars and activists featured in New Perspectives on Anarchism view anarchism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, and ecology. Together, they attest to the vibrancy, intrepidity, and diversity of contemporary anarchist studies both within and without the academy. New Perspectives on Anarchism's broad approach to anarchism will make it appealing to scholars and political activists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.
Category: Political Science