Our literature has no finer remembrancer . . . no observer so genuinely endearing. --John Fowles, New Statesman
Flora Thompson's great memoir of her Oxfordshire girlhood [is] a model of the form. The richness of the language, the lingering over detail and incident creates a haunting classic. --The New York Times
About the Author
Flora Thompson was born in 1876 in a hamlet in Oxfordshire. Her first job was an assistant to the postmistresses in a town eight miles away. She married young, and her husband became a postmaster. Her first book was a collection of poems, but she is best remembered for her three autobiographical novels which became the Lark Rise trilogy. A fourth volume, Still Glides the Stream, was published posthumously in 1948. She died in Devon in 1947.