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A Month in the Country, Paperback / softback Book

A Month in the Country Paperback / softback

Part of the Penguin Essentials series


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 . . .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780241972038

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