The Author Has Turned Detective In This Book, He Discovers The True Identities Behind The Pseudonyms Which Flora Thompson Employed Within Her Writing To Hide The Identity Of The People And Places She Encountered Beyond Candleford Green Sir Arthur Conan Doyle And George Bernard Shaw Were Two Among Many Eminent People Who Were Regular Customers In Her Post Office At Grayshott Unaware That The Shy Young Lady Sending Their Telegrams Would One Day Rank Alongside Themselves On Literary Shelves But The Lesser Known Characters Also Lend Their Own Interest To The Story Who Was Mr Foreshaw, The Retired Big Game Hunter With Whom She Had Tea On Sunday Afternoons And Richard Brownlow, The Young Man Who Met Her Often, Then Told Her He Could Never Marry Her And Bob Pikesley Who Taught Her How To Keep Dry In A Rainstorm And The Bright Eyed Alma Stedman Who Kept Flora From Brooding And Who Was The Unfortunate Mr Hertford, Her Employer At Grayshott, Who Eventually Stabbed His Wife To Death Shortly After Flora Left The Village These And Other Riddles Are Answered There Is Also A Lost Chapter Of Flora S Own Work Published Here For The First Time, And The Opportunity To Follow Literally In Flora S Footsteps By Taking The Suggested Trails Through The Hampshire Countryside She Came To Love So Well.
- 148 pages
- On the Trail of Flora Thompson: Beyond Candleford Green - Heatherley to Peverel
- John Owen Smith
- 01 February 2019 John Owen Smith