Kilvert's Diary by Mark Bostridge 9781784875718

Kilvert's Diary


Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Victorian England through the eyes of Francis Kilvert, a country clergyman whose diaries offer a rare and intimate glimpse into rural life during the 19th century. Kilvert's Diary is a beautifully written memoir that transports readers to a bygone era, where the rhythms of nature and the simple pleasures of village life unfold with vivid detail. From his keen observations of the changing seasons and his affectionate interactions with parishioners, to his lively accounts of travels across the English countryside, Kilvert's eloquent prose paints a rich tapestry of a world long since passed.

Francis Kilvert was a gifted writer and keen observer of the world around him. Born in 1840, he served as a clergyman in various parishes across England, dedicating his life to his faith and his flock. His diaries, which he meticulously kept from 1870 until his untimely death in 1879, offer a rare and invaluable glimpse into the daily lives of ordinary people in Victorian Britain. With a keen eye for detail and a deep appreciation for the beauty of the natural world, Kilvert's writings have become a treasured literary legacy, cherished by readers and scholars alike.

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