A Month in the Country

The Folio Society's edition of J L Carr's wonderful novel


J L Carr, introduced by Ronald Blythe. Illustrated by Ian Stephens


The Folio Society, London, 1999
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Printing Details

First edition thus. Hardback in slipcase, quarter cloth with illustrated paper covered boards. 26.5 × 16.5cm, 121pp.

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.


The book is in very good condition, the slipcase has some light fading but is sound.



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