A Month in the Country Paperback / softback
by J.L. Carr
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
- Publication Date: 14/08/2014
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241972038
- EPUB from £4.99