A Month in the Country

J. L. Carr (Author)
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'Tender and elegant' Guardian
'Unlike anything else in modern English literature' D.J. Taylor, Spectator


A damaged survivor of the First World War, Tom Birkin finds refuge in the quiet village church of Oxgodby where he is to spend the summer uncovering a huge medieval wall-painting. Immersed in the peace and beauty of the countryside and the unchanging rhythms of village life he experiences a sense of renewal and belief in the future. Now an old man, Birkin looks back on the idyllic summer of 1920, remembering a vanished place of blissful calm, untouched by change, a precious moment he has carried with him through the disappointments of the years. Adapted into a film starring Colin Firth, Natasha Richardson and Kenneth Branagh, A Month in the Country traces the slow revival of the primeval rhythms of life so cruelly disorientated by the Great War.

With an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald

Product Details

Price
£7.99  £7.43
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
3 February 2000
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141182308

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