Greetings from Slightly Foxed. We’re delighted to bring news of what promises to be a fantastic adaptation of Flora Thompson’s Lark Rise, Over to Candleford and Candleford Green by the cast of the famed long-running BBC Radio 4 drama, The Archers. Over two episodes, broadcast at 3 p.m. on Sunday 1 October and Sunday 8 October, the residents of Ambridge will guide us through Flora’s memoirs of a rural Oxfordshire childhood in the late nineteenth century.
Flora Thompson wrote the much-loved trilogy that came to be known as Lark Rise to Candleford in the grim days before and during the Second World War, and perhaps it was this that made the memories of her country childhood shine so brightly. We had the great pleasure of publishing all three books in our series of Slightly Foxed Editions, Lark Rise in March 2022 and Over to Candleford and Candleford Green together in one volume the following June. These three books form a unique record of a rural world that would soon disappear forever and remain as consoling today as they were in the dark times in which they were written.
Please read on for more information about the Lark Rise to Ambridge broadcast and our editions of Flora Thompson’s brilliant books.
Hattie, Jess, Charlotte & India
Flora Thompson x The Archers
You can listen to Episode 1 on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 1 October at 3 p.m. BST. Episode 2 will air on Sunday 8 October at 3 p.m. BST. Both episodes will be available to listen to online soon after they are broadcast.