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Thread #40007   Message #569899
Posted By: MMario
11-Oct-01 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Lark Rise to Candleford
Subject: RE: BS: Lark Rise to Candleford
from this url

Lark Rise to Candleford is the name of a trilogy by Flora Thompson. The titles of the individual volumes are Lark Rise, Over to Candleford, and Candleford Green. The village names are fictional but based on real places (Candleford was Fringford).

Keith Dewhurst transformed the three books intoplays.

Lark Rise to Candleford was also incidental music to two plays, both by Keith Dewhurst, both put on at the National Theatre, London: Lark Rise in 1978, and Candleford in 1979. The LP/Cassette was recorded and released in 1980. (It is credited to "Keith Dewhurst and the Albion Band" on the front cover and the tape, and to "Various Artists" on the spine, so either may be encountered in a listing.) Martin Carthy apparently played "Thomas Brown,Postman" in the stage production/s.