A Month in the Country

J.L. Carr


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The Quince Tree Press
31 December 1980
ISBN: 9780900847929
116 pages

From the publisher

The best known of J.L.Carr’s works, this is a poignant tale of missed moments, love and discovery.  Set at the close of the Great War and enacted amongst a Yorkshire village community beneath the slowly unravelled mystery in the medieval wall paintings of the church.

Guardian Fiction Prize 1980    Booker Prize Short List 1980

“A Profoundly Affecting Tale.”   Auberon Waugh

“It is short, it is odd, it is memorable, it is admirable.”  Marganhita Laski