Flora Thompson





Flora Thompson

Author profile


born
in Juniper Hill, The United Kingdom
December 05, 1876

died
May 21, 1947

gender
female

genre


About this author

Flora Jane Thompson (5 December 1876 – 21 May 1947) was an English novelist and poet famous for her semi-autobiographical trilogy about the English countryside, Lark Rise to Candleford.

Flora benefited from good access to books when the public library opened in Winton, in 1907. Not long after, in 1911, she won an essay competition in The Ladies Companion for a 300-word essay about Jane Austen.[6] She later wrote extensively, publishing short stories and magazine and newspaper articles. She was a keen self-taught naturalist and many of her nature articles were anthologised in 1986.

Her most famous works are the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy, which she sent as essays to Oxford University Press in 1938 and which were published soon after. She...more


Average rating: 3.88 · 1,624 ratings · 266 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Lark Rise to Candleford
by
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,250 ratings — published 1943 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lark Rise
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Over to Candleford
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1978 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Candleford Green
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1978 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Illustrated Lark Rise to Ca...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Still Glides the Stream
by
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1948 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Heatherley: The Lost Sequel...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Peverel Papers: A Yearb...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Country Calendar, And Oth...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Flora Thompson…
“Afterwards, they always had tea in the kitchen, much the nicest room in the house.”
Flora Thompson

“There Laura spent many happy hours, supposed to be picking fruit for jam, but for the better part of the time reading or dreaming. One corner, overhung by a Samson tree and walled in with bushes and flowers, she called her 'green study'.”
Flora Thompson, Lark Rise to Candleford

“Twas a still, calm night and the moon's pale light
Shone over hill and dale
When friends mute with grief stood around the deathbed
Of their loved, lost Lily Lyle.
Heart as pure as forest lily
Never knowing guile,
Had its home within the bosom
Of sweet Lily Lyle.”
Flora Thompson, Lark Rise to Candleford

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Book Addicts!: Becky's Heap o' Books for 2011 7 51 Dec 16, 2010 04:05PM  
Pick-a-Shelf: Coralie's ROAR 14 42 Dec 28, 2011 01:10AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Your Latest Splurge 9861 13823 May 12, 2013 11:23AM  
Around the World ...: England 49 470 Jun 24, 2014 10:19AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Author Alphabet - Part Deux 665 320 Jun 25, 2014 02:18PM  
You'll love this ...: Dawn's Dash "To infinity and beyond" 147 123 Jul 05, 2014 09:26AM  
You'll love this ...: Who is your favorite classic author? 28 81 Jul 27, 2014 09:49PM