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A Month in the Country Summary
J. L. Carr

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A Month in the Country Summary

Plot Summary

A Month in the Country is the story of a World War I survivor named Thomas Birkin. Birkin travels to the small town of Oxgodby in the summer of 1920. He has been hired as part of a townsperson's will to uncover and restore a medieval wall painting in the church's arch. He arrives in Oxgodby, scarred by his experiences in the war and unwanted by the church's priest. He also knows not a soul in town.

As Birkin sets up living quarters in the church's bell tower, he begins working on uncovering the painting. He meets several townspeople. Moon, a war survivor, has been hired by Miss Hebron's executors to find a lost grave in the meadow next to the church. He and Birkin find an immediate friendship. They share their morning tea together and discuss their tasks and experiences. Birkin also befriends two females: Kathy Ellerbeck, a...

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