This is a haunting novel about art and its power to heal, J. L. Carr's A Month in the Country published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. ...Show synopsisThis is a haunting novel about art and its power to heal, J. L. Carr's A Month in the Country published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. 'That night, for the first time during many months, I slept like the dead and, next morning, awoke very early.' One summer, just after the Great War, Tom Birkin, a demobbed soldier, arrives in the village of Oxgodby. He has been invited to uncover and restore a medieval wall painting in the local church. At the same time, Charles Moon - a fellow damaged survivor of the war - has been asked to locate the grave of a village ancestor. As these two outsiders go about their work of recovery, they form a bond, but they also stir up long dormant passions within the village. What Berkin discovers here will stay with him for the rest of his life...Hide synopsis
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"A Month in the Country" is a lovely little book about love, long lost, but never forgotten.
Carr has an easy going, gentle style, yet is able to vividly convey a time and place, and an appealing array of characters. The characters seem very genuine. Likewise, the feelings of love, remembrance, and regret are, also, right on the money.
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