Friday, April 02, 2010

Thoughts at the halfway point of A Month in the Country

This book is one of the 1980s books of the decade in the Penguin Decade series and leaps out at you because it is not only selected from a very wide field but looks like an idea Easter read because of the slim nature of the book.

It is an account of a man who has returned from the trenches of the First World War with a facial tick and a habit of stammering as he works through the shock of the trenches. He heads off to the country to help his recovery focusing on his skills as a restorer and discoverer of old murals in churches.

As he settles in to a country life the setting is right for some rehabilitation but is it going to be the result? A review will follow shortly...

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