Lark Rise to Candleford

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Author: Flora Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199601607

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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Depicts country life in late-nineteenth-century Oxfordshire, England, through a young woman's experiences in the contrasting communities of Lark Rise, the small hamlet of her childhood, and Candleford, a progressive market town.

Over to Candleford

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Author: Flora Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849024433

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Flora Thompson's semi-autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy is known and loved the world over for its gentle depiction of rural life in Oxfordshire in the late 19th century, a way of life that was soon to vanish forever as mechanisation took over farming. The second book sees an older Laura still growing up in Lark Rise, but branching out into the wider world and visiting her urbanite cousins in the small country town of Candleford, and contrasting her life with theirs.

Heatherley

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Author: Flora Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873855294

Category: Hampshire (England)

Page: 177

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Lark Rise

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Author: Flora Thompson

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141190143

Category: Country life

Page: 272

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Sensitive and book-loving Laura is born in the rural hamlet of Lark Rise, where life has followed an unchanging pattern for centuries and the days are governed by the rhythms of nature. This is the unforgettable story of her beloved home: a place where children know the name of every bird, flower and tree; men work the fields; women gossip over the fence; and the last relics of country customs have yet to die out. Whether it is describing ancient traditions such as the Mayday garland procession, bringing the harvest home and singing ballads in the local inn, or introducing characters such as Laura's radical father, the pioneering Mrs Spicer, the eccentric bee-keeping Queenie and ladies who wear bustles to feed the pigs, this first part of Flora Thompson's autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy captures a vanished corner of rural England and the timeless joys of childhood.

Candleford Green

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Author: Flora Thompson

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141190136

Category: Country life

Page: 160

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At fourteen and a half, Laura is grown up and decides to take a job at the Post Office in Candleford Green. There is much to learn, new friendships to make and old ones to continue. But time moves on, and soon she decides to leave for a new world far from her native country.

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The Story of the Lark Rise Writer

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Author: Gillian Lindsay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873855539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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In 'Lark Rise To Candleford' and 'Heatherley' Flora Thompson wrote the story of her Victorian country childhood and her youth in village post offices. She was sixty when she wrote her well-known books but she had spent a lifetime serving her apprenticeship as a naturalist and a writer. This biography tells the story of her life and her struggles as a writer. Flora Thompson's books opened windows on to the lost world of the hamlet, the village and small country towns.

Cider with Rosie

A Memoir

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Author: Laurie Lee

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497641349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

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This international-bestselling memoir of childhood in post–World War I rural England is one of the most endearing portraits of youth in all literature. Three years old and wrapped in a Union Jack to protect him from the sun, Laurie Lee arrived in the village of Slad in the final summer of the First World War. The cottage his mother had rented for three and sixpence a week had neither running water nor electricity, but it was surrounded by a lovely half-acre garden and, most importantly, it was big enough for the seven children in her care. It was here, in a verdant valley tucked into the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, that Laurie Lee learned to look at life with a painter’s eye and a poet’s heart—qualities of vision that, decades later, would make him one of England’s most cherished authors. In this vivid recollection of a magical time and place, water falls from the scullery pump “sparkling like liquid sky.” Autumn is more than a season—it is a land eternally aflame, like Moses’s burning bush. Every midnight, on a forlorn stretch of heath, a phantom carriage reenacts its final, wild ride. And, best of all, the first secret sip of cider, “juice of those valleys and of that time,” leads to a boy’s first kiss, “so dry and shy, it was like two leaves colliding in air.” An instant classic when it was first published in 1959, Cider with Rosie is one of the most endearing and evocative portraits of youth in all of literature. The first installment in an autobiographical trilogy that includes As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War, it is also a heartfelt and lyrical ode to England, and to a way of life that may belong to the past, but will never be forgotten.

Prostitution and Victorian Social Reform

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Author: Paul McHugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136247769

Category: History

Page: 312

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In the mid-nineteenth century many parts of England and Wales were still subjected to a system of regulated prostitution which, by identifying and detaining for treatment infected prostitutes, aimed to protect members of the armed forces (94 per cent of whom were forbidden to marry) from venereal diseases. The coercive nature of the Contagious Diseases Acts and the double standard which allowed the continuance of prostitution on the ground that the prostitute 'herself the supreme type of vice, she is ultimately the most efficient guardian of virtue', aroused the ire of many reformers, not only women’s rights campaigners. Paul McHugh analyses the social composition of the different repeal and reform movements – the liberal reformists, the passionate struggle of the charismatic Josephine Butler, the Tory reformers whose achievement was in the improvement of preventative medicine, and finally the Social Purity movement of the 1880s which favoured a coercive approach. This is a fascinating study of ideals and principles in action, of pressure-group strategy, and of individual leaders in the repeal movement’s sixteen year progress to victory. The book was originally publised in 1980.

The Sorrows of Satan

Or, The Strange Experience of One Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire

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Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: N.A

Category: Devil

Page: 471

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The story takes place in London in 1895, and the Devil is on the loose. Britain is all but totally corrupt. Everything and everyone is up for sale, and it takes a special kind of moral courage to resist the Devil's seductions.

Dreams of the Good Life

The Life of Flora Thompson and the Creation of Lark Rise to Candleford

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Author: Richard Mabey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014193221X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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While the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy, Flora Thompson's much-loved portrait of life in the English countryside, has inspired a hit television series, relatively little is known about the author herself. In this highly original book, bestselling biographer and nature writer Richard Mabey sympathetically retraces her life and her transformation from a post-office clerk who left school at fourteen to a sophisticated professional writer. Revealing how a formidable imagination can arise from the humblest of beginnings, Dreams of the Good Life paints a poignant, unforgettable portrait of a working-class woman writer's struggle for creative expression.

Still Glides the Stream

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Author: Flora Jane Thompson

Publisher: Oxford City Press

ISBN: 9781781390818

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Still Glides the Stream is considered a minor classic and a fictionalised, if autobiographical, social history of rural English life in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was written by Flora Jane Thompson, an English novelist and poet famous for her semi-autobiographical trilogy about the English countryside, Lark Rise to Candleford.

Tearing the Veil (RLE Feminist Theory)

Essays on Femininity

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Author: Susan Lipschitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136194339

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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This a collection of essays about women, by women, which examine the production of femininity within a patriarchal society. The essays show that characteristics generally considered to be ‘feminine’ are in fact cultural constructions within a patriarchal order. The patriarchal culture is taken by us to be a system of meanings, as well as power relations, which pervades our view of women at both a conscious and an unconscious level. The symbolism of the rituals, myths, art works and polemics examined in the essays is related to the ways women are psychically constructed and constrained by the dominant heterosexual order. The Mother, the Witch, the Whore, the Pure Woman, the Amazon and the Free Woman are considered and the contributors make extensive use of original source material to give force to the argument that the stereotypic view of a feminine woman as naturally and inevitably weak, passive and powerless is one that can be seriously challenged.

Tearing the Veil

Essays on Femininity

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Author: Susan Lipschitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041563704X

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

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This a collection of essays about women, by women, which examine the production of femininity within a patriarchal society. The essays show that characteristics generally considered to be 'feminine' are in fact cultural constructions within a patriarchal order. The patriarchal culture is taken by us to be a system of meanings, as well as power relations, which pervades our view of women at both a conscious and an unconscious level. The symbolism of the rituals, myths, art works and polemics examined in the essays is related to the ways women are psychically constructed and constrained by the dominant heterosexual order. The Mother, the Witch, the Whore, the Pure Woman, the Amazon and the Free Woman are considered and the contributors make extensive use of original source material to give force to the argument that the stereotypic view of a feminine woman as naturally and inevitably weak, passive and powerless is one that can be seriously challenged.

Cranford

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Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: City and town life

Page: 297

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Emotions in Contemporary TV Series

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Author: Alberto N. Garcφa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137568852

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

View: 1008

This edited collection offers a wide range of essays showcasing current research on emotions in TV series. The chapters develop from a variety of research traditions in film, television and media studies and explores American, British, Nordic and Spanish TV series.