Dreams of the Good Life: The Life of Flora Thompson and the Creation of Lark Rise to Candleford

Richard Mabey

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 5th Mar '15

£12.99

Retraces author’s 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, this book paints a portrait of a working-class woman writer’s struggle for creative expression.

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Description

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.179 kg
Dimensions 14 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 240