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Flora Thompson - additional resources

The Flora Thompson Home Page by John Owen Smith (contains a wealth of information on her life and work, but is dedicated in particular to her time at Grayshott (1898 - 1901) and Liphook (1916 - 1928)). An extensive range of books about Flora life and works are available for purchase in the online store, including Gillian Lindsay's 2007 biography of Flora, which has been extensively updated and revised since the original  first edition (and full first biography) in 1990.

The Harry Ransom 'Flora Thompson' archives at the University of Texas. This contains the bulk of the papers purchased in 1967 from the estate of Winifred (Diana) Thompson, Flora's daughter

Flora Thompson Papers at the University of Exeter (small collection of papers).

Other small collections of papers can be found at the Banbury Museum, the Centre for Oxfordshire Studies (COS), Oxfordshire Museums Store, Standlake, the University of Exeter Library, plus others deposited at the Bodleian Library.

The two plays by Keith Dewhurst are performed annually at many locations every summer, mainly in the south of England. The plays of John Owen Smith are also performed regularly in the Grayshott/Liphook area.

A selection of books by, about and connected with Flora Thompson, together with a range of associated traditional folk music CDs, including the 2006  and 2008 reissues of the Albion Band/Keith Dewhurst folk music recording at the National Theatre productions of 'Lark Rise to Candleford' in 1978/79, are available for purchase in the Museum Shop. 'Keynote' publications, available in the Buckingham Old Gaol Museum Book Shop include Gillian Lindsay's 2007 revision of her book, 'Flora Thompson - The Story of the Lark Rise Writer' and Christine Bloxham's 2008 book, 'The World of Flora Thompson Revisited'.

We wanted YOU to come along to the Old Gaol Museum and see for yourself, for only then would you be able to fully appreciate the scale and depth of the research contributing to this unique audio-visual exhibition of this unique social history writer's life and works in

A selection of Flora Thompson related titles

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