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Lark Rise to Candleford

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Christina
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Lark Rise to Candleford

Postby Christina » Wed December 24th, 2008, 12:17 am

I tried to read this book many years ago and didn't get it at all. The recent TV production, however, has completely changed my understanding of it and I love it. I'd be really grateful to know from someone who read it, whether the book is as fun as the series...

The Christmas episode the other day was so filled with a combination of 'olde Englande' and the mystical. Do the books capture that?

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pat
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Postby pat » Wed December 24th, 2008, 9:53 am

I saw the tv producton here on UKTV, I loved it too! I keep meaning to get the book to see if it was true to the book or not. Likewise Cranford.

I just hope I can get the dvd of it eventually!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed December 24th, 2008, 10:10 am

I have the book on my TBR pile, too, so I would also like to know what it's like. The TV adaptation is lovely.
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Postby Eigon » Wed December 24th, 2008, 4:44 pm

Oh, the book is lovely too - very gentle, and full of little observations of village life, like the old lady who trapped sparrows to eat, and everyone thought "Poor old thing, she must be really struggling to survive" but really 'she did it for the sport'.

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Postby Christina » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 12:05 am

Thank you, Eigon :-) . I know to add it to my wish list now :-)

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Postby Christina » Sun January 4th, 2009, 11:57 pm

And now the new series has started and it is brilliant!! What a great pick-me-up on an end-of-the-holidays dreary January Sunday :-) .

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love_uk
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Postby love_uk » Mon August 31st, 2009, 4:38 am

Who's the author? Is it a single novel or a series? Just watched my 1st episode of the TV version tonight & it was lovely.

Thanks!
Joan

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. ~Thomas Helm

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Mon August 31st, 2009, 9:38 am

Larkrise to Candleford is by Flora Thompson. It's a series or trilogy of books based on the author's childhood, sort of I think!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Tue September 1st, 2009, 8:50 am

"love_uk" wrote:Just watched my 1st episode of the TV version tonight & it was lovely.


I haven't read the books but I did watch the whole TV series and found it enchanting. A lovely BBC production. Don't know how much of the story was based on the books and how much was made up but I would love them to make another series.


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