Month In The Country by J L Carr



What to say? – this is just perfection! How can such a small book  (104 pages) be so huge? There are no surplus scenes or words in this, everything counts.

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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

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Weight 100 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 7 mm
Attribute Value 1