A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/02/2000
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A Month in the Country
a must read this summer
I knew nothing about this book before I picked it up, and having done so, I recommend everyone read this as soon as possible. At 85 pages this is a very sh... READ MORE
Will @ Cambridge
A Month in the Country
Gentle and pleasing Hardyesce read.
Tom Birkin fought in Pashendale and is struggling to cope, then he is employed to uncover a medieval wall painting in a small village in Yorkshire. He sees... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor
A Month in the Country
An idyllic English interlude
This is a small but perfectly formed work and is essentially English. Tom Birkin arrives in Oxgodby a damaged man. he has returned from the Western Front m... READ MORE
Sally Hughes


In the summer of 1920 two men, both war survivors meet in the quiet English countryside. One is living in the church, intent upon uncovering and restoring an historical wall painting while the other camps in the next field in search of a lost grave. Out of their meeting, comes a deeper communion and a catching up of the old primeval rhythms of life so cruelly disorientated by the Great War.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141182308
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 102g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 7 mm

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A Month in the Country
Elegant and superb
A superb short story centring around one man's recollection about a month spent in small countryside town employed to restore a piece of ancient church art... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad
A Month in the Country
A Gem of a Book
J L Carr achieves more in the 100 or so pages (depending on the edition) of 'A Month in the Country' than most novelists manage in their lifetime. This bo... READ MORE
A Month in the Country
Perfectly-formed gem of a story
If I'm honest - I bought this book on impulse because I liked the cover, and wanted something short to get me back on track for "a book a week in 2019". Th... READ MORE
A Month in the Country
This book will certainly stay with me!
This was a birthday gift from a lovely lady, who very much knows a thing or two about great books! She is (as always) correct this is a fabulous read and I... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
A Month in the Country
Beautiful writing
I loved this book. Deceptively simple , told beautifully in an understated way. A meditation upon the power of the English countryside to heal and transfo... READ MORE
Marilyn Stanley
A Month in the Country
Loved it!
This novella provided a beautiful and moving tale of companionship and loss.
Kylie Hull