Dreams of the good life : the life of Flora Thompson and the creation of Lark Rise to Candleford / Richard Mabey.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books,
ISBN: 9780141044811 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2014.
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 book, bestselling biographer and nature writer Richard Mabey sympathetically retraces her life and her transformation from a post-office clerk who left school at 14 to a sophisticated professional writer.
xix, 208 pages : illustration (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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