“Flora Thompson’s great memoir of her Oxfordshire girlhood. The richness of the language, the lingering over detail and incident creates a haunting classic.”—The New York Times
The quintessential distillation of English country life at the turn of the twentieth century, this is 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 her own experiences as a child and young woman, it is a story keenly observed and beautifully told across the three books of Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy: Lark Rise (1939), Over to Candleford (1941), and Candleford Green (1943). These three books are published together in this one elegant volume, complete with charming wood engravings.
Our literature has no finer remembrancer . . . no observer so genuinely endearing.
–John Fowles, New Statesman
Flora Thompson’s great memoir of her Oxfordshire girlhood [is] a model of the form. The richness of the language, the lingering over detail and incident creates a haunting classic.
–The New York Times