A Wiltshire Diary: Penguin English JourneysAuthor: Francis KilvertPublisher: Penguin Books LtdCategory: Countryside, Country LifeBook Format: Paperback
Francis Kilvert's diary shows a compassionate and thoughtful delight in the people and beautiful surroundings of the English countryside. With good cheer he records his loves (among them poetry and the attentions of pretty girls) and his dislikes (including a distaste for bathing in knickers that leaves more than one beach scandalized), as well as the town folklore and parishioner's stories that his tender interest in others arouses. Heartfelt, humorous and reflective, this is a transportive glimpse of a time gone by.
About Francis KilvertFrancis Kilvert (1840-79) was born near Chippenham, Wiltshire. The son of a clergyman, Francis himself worked as a curate and vicar, before dying of peritonitis shortly after returning from his honeymoon. He wrote and privately published poetry, but it is for his diaries that he is remembered.
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