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BIC Subject: European history
 
Published: 05-Nov-2019
Format: Paperback, pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781784875718
Stock Code: 4875718
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Francis Kilvert was a country clergyman who lived from 1840 to 1879, and these are his diaries- gossipy, sweet-natured, generous, curious, and full of an abiding wonder and delight in the natural world and the beauties of the changing seasons. The three volumes in this book are all that remain of his writings after unfortunate mishaps including censorship by his widow and the destruction of a number of inherited volumes by his niece. A worthy heir to Pepys and Dorothy Wordsworth, Kilvert is an irresistible companion.

'Kilvert has touched and delighted and (mildly shocked) readers of his diaries ever since they were first published. New readers are in for a treat' Alan Bennett

The original edition by William Plomer with an introduction by Mark Bostridge.Francis Kilvert was a country clergyman who lived from 1840 to 1879, and these are his diaries- gossipy, sweet-natured, generous, curious, and full of an abiding wonder and delight in the natural world and the beauties of the changing seasons. The three volumes in this book are all that remain of his writings after unfortunate mishaps including censorship by his widow and the destruction of a number of inherited volumes by his niece. A worthy heir to Pepys and Dorothy Wordsworth, Kilvert is an irresistible companion.

'Kilvert has touched and delighted and (mildly shocked) readers of his diaries ever since they were first published. New readers are in for a treat' Alan Bennett

The original edition by William Plomer with an introduction by Mark Bostridge.
Francis Kilvert (Author)
Robert Francis Kilvert
was a Victorian country clergyman. He was born at Hardenhuish, or Harnish, near Chippenham in Wiltshire, on the 3rd December, 1840, the second child of the Rev. Robert Kilvert, and of Thermuthis. Francis Kilvert spent his early years at Hardenhuish, was educated privately, went in due course to Wadham College, Oxford, and entered the Church. He began writing a diary on 1 Jan 1870 and continued until his early death in 1879.

William Plomer (Edited by)
William Plomer
CBE (1903-1973) was a South African and British novelist, poet and literary editor. An editor at F&F, he was also a reader at Cape where he worked on Kilvert's Diaries.
 
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