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Lark Rise to Candleford: The Complete Season One

Lark Rise to Candleford: The Complete Season One


Title: Lark Rise to Candleford: The Complete Season One

Author: TV DVD L / NR

KDL Description:

“My recommendation is the dvd British series Lark Rise To Candleford, set in the 1890’s.  It follows the residents of rural Lark Rise (which includes Brendan Coyle—“Mr. Bates” of Downton Abbey) and the small town of Candleford (including Julia Sawalha—“Saffy” in Absolutely Fabulous) and others that work in the post office.  It is a charming series—a great fix for those who can’t wait for the next season of Downton.”—Barb at KDL’s East Grand Rapids branch

Amazon Description:

Olivia Hallinan, Dawn French, Julia Sawalha, Liz Smith, Brendan Coyle, Claudie Blakley, Mark Heap, Ben Miles, Olivia Grant, Linda Bassett, Karl Johnson. When young Laura Timmins leaves Lark Rise for a job at the local post office in Candleford, it feels as if she is departing to a different country. Her new life under the wing of the independent and effervescent post-mistress, Dorcas Lane, is eye-opening and exciting, but as Laura witnesses the scandals, feuds and struggles of the villagers and townsfolk, she realizes that she too has to face the future. Having turned her back on her childhood hamlet, she must find her own path to womanhood.