Another country

28 11 2015

A Month in the Country by J L Carr


In the summer of 1920 two men, both war survivors meet in the quiet English countryside. One is living in the church, intent upon uncovering and restoring an historical wall painting while the other camps in the next field in search of a lost grave.Out of their meeting comes a deeper communion and a catching up of the old primeval rhythms of life so cruelly disorientated by the Great War.
One of those lost literary gems which seems to resurface occasionally, this slim novella is a poetic pastoral masterpiece. In terms of pace, tone and texture it really is just perfect. Do read it.

5 star


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