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Dreams of the Good Life

Author: MABEY RICHARD
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Pub Date: 05/03/2015
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
ISBN: 9780141044811
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview Retraces author's 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, this book paints a portrait of a working-class woman writer's struggle for creative expression.
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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.

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