A Month in the Country

Author(s): J. L. Carr

Fiction

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 1987 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 WarIf you enjoyed A Month in the Country, you might like Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

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General Fields

  • : 9780241972038
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : October 2014
  • : 181mm X 111mm X 6mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 823.912
  • : 112
  • : J. L. Carr
  • : Paperback
  • : 1