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Candleford Green follows "Laura" to the small village of Candleford Green, to her job in the post office, working under Dorcas Lane. Like the others of the trilogy, it has a lot of detail of everyday life, and the people Laura meets during her work. I don't think I enjoyed it as much as the first and second book -- maybe because it's much of the same, and because the world the first two books are nostalgic for is changing, with the introduction of the bicycle, and drawers instead of layers of petticoats...

It's still charming and worth a read. But if you're looking for something with a plot, then don't look here. I don't think it's anything like the series -- though I haven't see the series, and am now tempted to, to see what they made of it -- and the only character who goes through any kind of arc is Laura, and that only superficially. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
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Laura sat up beside her father on the high front seat of the spring cart and waved to the neighbours.
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As Candleford Green grows toward the twentieth century, Laura, always too bookish for female crafts, faces the need to earn a living. Though unqualified, she is lucky enough to gain a position in the Post Office, and earnestly seeks to rise.

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