Thursday, November 20, 2008

Prospector is in!

2008 Nobel Prize—winner J.M G. LeClézio's The Prospector is in and ready to ship! Order today – it makes a great holiday present.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Lark Rise to Candelford on PBS, January 2009

We've just heard some very exciting news: PBS has purchased the rights to a 10-part BBC miniseries based on Lark Rise to Candelford, by Flora Thompson. The miniseries is scheduled to air in January 2009, and her single-volume trilogy will be available from Godine just in time.

From the Godine description: Flora Thompson (1876–1947) wrote what may be the quintessential distillation of English country life at the turn of the twentieth century. In 1945, her three books Lark Rise (1939), Over to Candleford (1941), and Candleford Green (1943) were published together in one elegant volume, and this new Godine Nonpareil edition, complete with charming wood engravings, should be a cause for real rejoicing.

"Flora Thompson's great memoir of her Oxfordshire girlhood [is] a model of the form. The richness of the language, the lingering over detail and incident creates a haunting classic."
The New York Times