A Month in the Country by J L Carr
The plot concerns Tom Birkin, a World War I veteran employed to uncover a mural in a village church that was thought to exist under coats of whitewash. At the same time another veteran is employed to look for a grave beyond the churchyard walls. Though Birkin is an atheist there is prevalent religious symbolism throughout the book, mainly dealing with judgment. The novel explores themes of England's loss of spirituality after the war, and of happiness, melancholy, and nostalgia as Birkin recalls the summer uncovering the mural, when he healed from his wartime experiences and a broken marriage.
- Folio Society Second Printing No. 964
- Publisher Folio Society, London; 2010
- Quarter Brown Cloth Hardback, 121 pp
- Wood-engravings by Ian Stephens
- Size 265 x 165mm, 850g
Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy
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