Alice Spawls: Flora Thompson, 19 February 2015
Show More Dreams of the Good Life: The Life of Flora Thompson and the Creation of ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ by Richard Mabey.
Allen Lane, 208 pp., £9.99, March 2015, 978 0 14 104481 1Show More
“... the war). Unsurprisingly, farm workers abandoned the land in their hundreds of thousands and, as Raphael Samuel wrote in Village Life and Labour, ‘the village labourer of the 19th century’ became ‘a curiously anonymous figure’; a statistic in parish records, a name on birth, death and marriage certificates, an occupation on the census, but not a ...”