A Season in Sinji
| 3.9/5 |
The Old Timers
| The Battle of Pollocks Crossing, Harpole & Foxberrow General, What Hetty Did, How Steeple Sinderby, A Month in the Country|1963 Barrie and Rockliff
1973 Quartet Books, ISBN 9780704310667
1986 The Hogarth Press, ISBN 9780701206468
2003 The Quince Tree Press, ISBN 9781904016076
1994 Un jour en été Actes Sud, (French), ISBN 9782742702060
2008 Kermis van de dood (Village fair of death), Prisma-Boeken, Utrecht/Antwerp, (Dutch), ISBN 90-315-0450-5
A Day in Summer Wikipedia
A Day in Summer is the first novel by J. L. Carr, published in 1963. The story is set in the fictional village of Great Minden on the day of its annual Feast (or fair) where RAF veteran Peplow arrives to seek retribution for the death of his son.
Carr started the novel as a part of written work for classes of the Workers' Educational Association and described it as his most technically ambitious novel, so it was "foolhardy to start with". Carr sent duplicate copies of the novel to publishers to consider and it was accepted by both the 7th and 8th publishers at the same time. The eventual publisher paid an advance of £50 for the novel.
A film version of the novel was made in 1989, with screenplay by Alan Plater and starring Peter Egan, Jack Shepherd, John Sessions, Jill Bennett, Ian Carmichael and Daragh O'Malley.
The novel is now published by The Quince Tree Press, the publishing house established by Carr to publish his maps and small books.