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Lark Rise These memoirs or anecdotes of English village life in the 1880s were enjoyable but lacked a cohesiveness that I had expected from the TV adaptation of Lark Rise to Candleford Perhaps that structure or plot is evident in the other two books of the trilogy Lark Rise does not have a plot If that s what you care about most, it s not a good idea to try it, I don t think and I hear it s nothing like the tv series, Lark Rise to Candleford It s somewhat lacking in terms of characters, too mostly there are thumbnail sketches of characters.The writing, however, is somehow absorbing enough at least to me that it s worth reading anyway It s a very idealised view of quotidian village life in England during Queen Victoria s reign Flora Thompson continually states that these people knew how to happy on very little, and details their simple pleasures and the pains of their poverty as if the latter allowed them to enjoy the former in some special way we can t touch now It s quite a one sided view, though since this is supposedly or less autobiography, there s a truth in it too.The whole book is basically nostalgia trip to an older, golden seeming existence I don This book was wonderful It is difficult, however, to classify this book or describe exactly how or why it was wonderful What is this book History Sociology Journal It is many things, and nothing It contains rich, lush descriptions of various aspects of life in a country hamlet in the 1880s its s, its people, its peculiarities, and its place in the world around it and the changing tide of the times.Fans of the BBC series might be disappointed, or at least confused This book is not even the same genre as the show it contains no romantic entanglements, no love triangles, no drama, indeed no plot at all The stories told in this book are no than a paragraph or two long, and provided as colorful illustrations of the life Ms Thompson is describing It is possible that the plot and drama of the show will be contained in the second two, Candleford volumes, which I intend to read next Yet the series is completely true to the book the characters and life are faithful to it, and the series is sprinkled with these vignettes drawn out to form plot lines and drama , as well as words, phrases, and thoughts from the text It was obviously written and produced by those who have read, re read, dogeared, and loved this book While I am normally am firmly in the the book was better camp, in this case the book and series are two completely different, yet independently awesome, entities.For anglophiles, lovers of British history, or the history of the family and society, this book is a must Neither a novel nor a real memoir, as Laura the supposed MC only makes sporadic appearances There is no plot , no continuity, no real thread as the author skips merrily from spring to harvest to winter to summer in no particular sequence The book is a long, rambling series of anecdotes about life in an Oxfordshire hamlet not even a proper village in the nineties no specific years, no real time markers until the very end where Queen Victoria s jubilee impinges very slightly on the inhabitants through bunting and commemorative jampots There s a lot of detail about dress and food and houses and attitudes, but no story I thought I had read this many years ago but if I did none of it stayed with me which is not surprising given the lack of cohesive narrative.That is not to say, however, that it isn t interesting It is, in a historico cultural way I found it a satisfying bedtime comfort read , but if you re looking for a story, you won t find it here We aren t even to This is the first book in a series of three, that the television show Lark Rise to Candleford is based on If you are a fan of the television show, you should know that this book reads like a documentary than a story, and that the television version has much character development than the book does And this first book in the series only covers Laura s childhood.Although it reads somewhat like a documentary the writing is beautiful, sometimes lyrical, and gives a fascinating view of life in a farming hamlet of 1880s England During the 1880s, change was stirring, and it ended up being the last decade where this way of life existed The Queen s Jubilee in 1887, celebrating her 50 year reign, marked a turning point after which things were never quite the same in hamlet life It was becoming and difficult to exist as a farm laborer, farming a rich landlord s land, and mechanization was beginning and becoming prevalen Hard to rate as it s almost a text book of late Victorian life in rural England Great descriptions of a life that our ancestors lived and only a few generations ago tinged with sadness about how many perished in the futility of the first world war. This, the first of the trilogy by Flora Thompson, published in 1939,is the account of life in rural Oxfordshire in the last decades of the 19th century, just as times begin to change Laura, who is really the young Flora, is both participant and observer in the story as she describes the goings on in the village and closely surrounding areas Nothing exciting happens, but yet I was caught up in her descriptions and sly humor and yearned to be there, until Laura describes the proverty Lark Ri A retelling of a humble life in England in the 1880 s, flora shares memories of village life through her character, Laura More information than story telling, Thompson shares about memorable characters, festivals, traditions and regular everyday living Its funny to think that at the time this was w Lark Rise Is Flora Thompson S Childhood Memories Of A North Oxfordshire Village, The People Who Lived And Worked In It, And A Way Of Life That Has Totally Disappeared The Story Is Built Around Laura And Her Brother Edmund, Through Whose Eyes Are Seen Old Sally, Whose Grandfather Built The House She Lived In Before The Enclosure Of The Heathland, Children S Games, The Interaction Of Village And Gentry, And The Way In Which The Seasons Governed Life. This book has no narrative arc it was originally published in serial format in periodicals and you can really see that as you read through It paints an extraordinary picture of rural English life in the 1880s, as described by the auth

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