FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 weeks.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Word from Wormingford: A Parish Year Paperback – 7 May 2013

5.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£9.99
£8.05 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£9.99 FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10. Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 weeks. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Word from Wormingford: A Parish Year
  • +
  • Out of the Valley: Another Year at Wormingford
Total price: £19.98
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Canterbury Press (7 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853118451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853118456
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

Val Hennessy, Daily Mail 'Quite simply, this book is a little masterpiece. It comprises a collection of Blythe's writings about the Parish year at his Suffolk village of Wormingford. It is written, for the most part, in prose of such sheer beauty that it brings tears to the eyes.' Geoffrey Moorhouse, Daily Telegraph 'A series of miniatures, some of no more than three paragraphs, unified in the context of East Anglian countryside and Church of England. Each is perfectly balanced, and aperfect topic in itself for meditation. Lucky are the three Suffolk benefices which enjoy Mr Blythe's services as Reader, and fortunate therest of us that the author of Akenfield is still producing the most sensitive, the best informed and the most elegant prose devoted wholly to the rural England of our time.' Elisabeth Luard, Saturday Times 'Gentle reader, there is a treat in store. A gift of clear wa ter from a deep well. Sweetly, oh so sweetly, do we slip into the poet's pocket. In Akenfield, the book with which Ronald Blythe made his name, we saw what we once were. In Word From Wormingford, we see what we hope we may still remain.' Robert Runcie, Observer '[Blythe's] "Words from Wormingford" have been a weekly treat for readers of the Church Times. In the tradition of Gainsborough and Constable, they are landscapes in words, miniature summaries of a week in the life of a village, its churchand its people, against the background of changing seasons (so much more dominant for life in the country than for townsfolk). Now Blythe has collected his work for a wider audience, enriched by the hauntinglyaustere engravings of John Nash, who previously lived in Blythe's remote farmhouse...Blythe's prose is full of quiet wit, keen observationsand sober reflection.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

RONALD BLYTHE is one of today's national literary treasures. His work, which has won numerous awards, includes Akenfield (now a Penguin 20th Century Classic - it was also made into a feature film by Peter Hall), Private Words, Divine Landscapes, Going to Meet George and numerous other titles. He lives near Colchester.


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
7
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Ronald Blythe is a superb writer and thinker - I'm just fascinated by his humanity and connection with the natural world around him - including the homo sapiens. I'm gradually reading everything he's written. I enjoy the accute observation of the countryside and seasons and the gentle humour. I gain great satisfaction from the rhythm of travelling through the year. I'm utterly charmed by him!
Central to the books in this series of collections of his articles from the Church Times inevitably is his faith. I am not a believer but still enjoy the books hugely so imagine a Christian might find them even more fulfilling than I do.
Comment 26 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I met Wormingford first on the back page of the Church Times. Each week a new insight into rural life. The white cat!
The book is earlier and we meet ax a black cat.
The people, the places,and life generally are lit up by the changing seasons, by the awareness of God, and the gentle
writing style of Ronald Blythe, who wrote "Akenfield".
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My copy of this book arrived in very good condition and promptly. This seller offers an excellent service and I thoroughly recommend them.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Glimpses of heaven through everyday village life - a wonderful read! Therapeutic and thought-provoking. Dip in and out of it on a daily basis. Thoroughly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse