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.