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Flora Jane Thompson (5 December 1876 – 21 May 1947) was an English novelist and poet famous for her semi-autobiographical trilogy about the English countryside, Lark Rise to Candleford.

She was born in Juniper Hill in northeast Oxfordshire, the eldest of six children of Albert and Emma Timms, a stonemason and nursemaid respectively. Her favourite brother, Edwin, was killed near Ypres in 1916. Flora was educated at the parish school in Cottisford.

Flora worked in various post offices in southern England. The first of these was Fringford, a village about northeast of Bicester. Flora started work here in 1891, as assistant to the postmistress, Mrs. Kezia Whitton. Among other post offices where Flora worked was that at Grayshott in Hampshire, and she later moved to Bournemouth. In 1903 she married John William Thompson at Twickenham Parish Church, with whom she had a daughter, Winifred Grace (1903) and two sons, Henry Basil (1909) and Peter Redmond (1918) (later lost at sea in 1941).

Flora benefited from good access to books when the public library opened in Winton, in 1907. Not long after, in 1911, she won an essay competition in The Ladies Companion for a 300-word essay about Jane Austen. She later wrote extensively, publishing short stories and magazine and newspaper articles. She was a keen self-taught naturalist and many of her nature articles were anthologised in 1986.

Her most famous works are the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy, which she sent as essays to Oxford University Press in 1938 and which were published soon after. She wrote a sequel Heatherley which was published posthumously. The books are a fictionalised, if autobiographical, social history of rural English life in the late 19th and early 20th century and are now considered minor classics.

Flora Thompson died in 1947 of a heart attack in Brixham, Devon and is buried at Longcross Cemetery, Dartmouth, Devon.

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Total Books: 60
Over to Candleford
2011 - Over to Candleford (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781849024433
ISBN-10: 184902443X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lark Rise to Candleford
2011 - Lark Rise to Candleford (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780199601608
ISBN-10: 0199601607
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Candleford Green
2009 - Candleford Green [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141190136
ISBN-10: 0141190132
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Over to Candleford TV Tie in
2009 - Over to Candleford Tv Tie In [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141190150
ISBN-10: 0141190159
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lark Rise to Candleford Lark Rise / Over to Candleford / Candleford Green
2008 - Lark Rise to Candleford Lark Rise / Over to Candleford / Candleford Green [Lark Rise to Candlerise, Bks 1-3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781567923636
ISBN-10: 1567923631
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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2001 - Lark Rise [Isis Nonfiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Lark Rise to Candleford A Trilogy
1996 - Lark Rise to Candleford a Trilogy [Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140188509
ISBN-10: 0140188509
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Peverel Papers A Yearbook of the Countryside
1988 - The Peverel Papers a Yearbook of the Countryside (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780712612968
ISBN-10: 0712612963
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford
1984 - Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517551875
ISBN-10: 051755187X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Still Glides the Stream
1984 - Still Glides the Stream (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780712609142
ISBN-10: 0712609148
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Country Calendar and Other Writings
1984 - A Country Calendar and Other Writings [Oxford Paperback Reference] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192814180
ISBN-10: 0192814184
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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The Illustrated Lark Rise to the Candleford
1983 - The Illustrated Lark Rise to the Candleford (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780712650946
ISBN-10: 0712650946
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Lark Rise to Candleford  A Trilogy
1974 - Lark Rise to Candleford a Trilogy (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140036725
ISBN-10: 0140036725
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction, Science & Math
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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The Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford A Trilogy
The Illustrated Lark Rise to Candelford
A Country Calender
A Country Calender [Reminiscence] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780753104170
ISBN-10: 0753104172
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction, General
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The Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford
The Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781851709946
ISBN-10: 1851709940
Genre: History
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A Country Calendar
A Country Calendar [Transaction Large Print Books] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781856951159
ISBN-10: 1856951154
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Heatherley The Lost Sequel to  Lark Rise to Candleford
The Peverel Papers Nature Notes Written in Liphoo Hampshire 1921-1927