Thursday, October 6, 2011

Book Review

Candleford GreenCandleford Green by Flora Thompson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For documenting the period of the 1890's small village life in England, this book and it's sister books are fabulous. Details of daily life, including occupations, customs and habits of the village, homes and their decor, clothing fashions and the nature of the land are all here.

Laura is a young girl from Lark Rise, who goes to the nearby town of Candleford Green to become an apprentice to the Post Mistress Dorcas Lane. Her situation there affords her access to new friends and experiences.

The books in this series are used as a base for the BBC series "Lark Rise to Candleford", but only in a very loose sense. Both stand alone to be thoroughly enjoyed.

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1 comment:

  1. I look forward to following your blog, Linda! I too am a voracious reader; take a look on my blog under the header for "Books, Books, Books." I'm working on reviews of my favorites, and it's taking shape at last. I'm also doing an art journal called "Quotidian Essentials anad Fripperies" with reviews and collages of my favorites. There are too many to list! I taught high school English for 37 years and have been retired since 2006; now I actually have the time to pursue creative interests after years of inspiring teens to do the same. My husband and I moved to a 55 acre farm back in April,so much of my blog is dedicated to farm stuff. Have a blessed and bountiful evening. I'll be a regular visitor!



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