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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-04-24 10:25
Subject: On Lark Rise
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While reading the books, something finally trickled through my brain. Perhaps it's the description of the first trip to Candleford (early in book 2) wherein it is mentioned that Laura and Edmund have been to the market town often enough, and Candleford is not all that much further.

Market town? When the hamlet folk go shopping, they're going somewhere else?

Oh, of course. They're going to Brackley.

It does rather ruin the sense you get that the Lark Rise folk are always popping into Candleford: they probably almost never went there, having a perfectly good shopping town a couple of miles closer.

(And I realised another problem with the scenery the other evening - the corn fields aren't filled with poppies.)
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