Dreams Of The Good LifeCreation Of Lark Rise To Candleford

by Richard Mabey
$22.99

Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: April 22, 2015

ISBN: 9780141044811

Binding: Paperback

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While the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy, Flora Thompson's much-loved portrait of life in the English countryside, has inspired a hit television series, relatively little is known about the author herself. In this highly original book, bestselling biographer and nature writer Richard Mabey sympathetically retraces her life and her transformation from a post-office clerk who left school at fourteen to a sophisticated professional writer. Revealing how a formidable imagination can arise from the humblest of beginnings, Dreams of the Good Life paints a poignant, unforgettable portrait of a working-class woman writer's struggle for creative expression.