Flora Thompson


Born
in Juniper Hill, Oxfordshire, The United Kingdom
December 05, 1876

Died
May 21, 1947

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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
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Lark Rise to Candleford

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Lark Rise

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Over to Candleford

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Candleford Green

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Still Glides the Stream

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Heatherley: The Lost Sequel...

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A Country Calendar, And Oth...

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The Peverel Papers: A Yearb...

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Flora Jane Thompson, Collec...

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“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

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