A Month in the Country

by J L Carr | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 014118230X Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAylaMeywing from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Thursday, July 5, 2018
A sensitive portrayal of the healing process that took place in the aftermath of the First World War, J.L. Carr's A Month in the Country includes an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald, author of Offshore, in Penguin Modern Classics. 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.



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Journal Entry 2 by wingAylaMeywing at Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, July 7, 2018

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On to the next reader, have fun! / Op naar de volgende lezer, veel plezier!

Journal Entry 3 by marsala at Arnhem, Gelderland Netherlands on Sunday, July 8, 2018
a friend of mine loves this book, so I'm glad I can finally read it. Thank you

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