and the Creation of Lark Rise to Candleford
Allen Lane 2014
9781846142789   Product Code: 22084
Lark Rise to Candleford is one of the defining portraits of life in the 19th-century English countryside and a much-loved classic; yet little is known about its author. This highly original biography by one of Britain's finest nature writers interweaves Thompson's semi-fictionalized stories with an account of her transformation from post-office clerk to professional writer. Writing in lyrical prose worthy of his subject, Mabey offers an unforgettable depiction of a working-class woman writer's struggle for creative expression.