Miss Read


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    General Fiction

    Dec-2012

    The people of Thrush Green and Fairacre celebrate Christmas in a traditional style which has hardly changed over the generations. Children eagerly hang up their stockings, families go to Church together, and everyone enjoys Christmas cake and other t...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2009

    The people of Thrush Green celebrate Christmas in a traditional style which has hardly changed over the generations. Children eagerly hang up their stockings, families go to Church together, and everyone enjoys Christmas cake and other treats of the ...

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    Literary

    Nov-2007

    In the English village of Fairacre, the retired schoolteachers Dolly Clare and Emily Davis enjoyed a remarkable friendship, as this moving volume reveals. Childhood playmates in Beech Green, they would remain close throughout their long lives, eventu...

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    Oct-2001

    Mrs. Pringle, the lugubrious school cleaner, has always been a favorite character in the Fairacre series. Here, through the eyes and anecdotes of the schoolmistress Miss Read and others, we trace Maud Pringle s life. They include childhood visits to ...

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    Sep-2001

    This final Thrush Green omnibus contains the last two books in that series, CELEBRATIONS AT THRUSH GREEN and THE YEAR AT THRUSH GREEN. Whilst the village has seen many changes over the years, some events go on and on. Young children start their educa...

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    Jun-1999

    An omnibus including two stories in the Fairacre series: "Village Centenary" and "Summer at Fairacre". The two stories recount the everyday life of this small but lively Cotswold village, all the familiar characters playing their part....

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    Jun-1996

    Dora Shafe was to become the author Miss Read. This work brings together her two volumes of autobiography, "A Fortunate Grandchild", which depicts the life of an ordinary family living in the shadow of World War I, and "Time Remembered", a portrait o...

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    1996

    Fairacre - 20

    Open the gate to Fairacre, America's favorite English village. Having bid a last farewell to her pupils at Fairacre School, Miss Read settles down to what she hopes will be a relaxing retirement. It is not entirely so, of course. She finds herself as...

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    Oct-1995

    Collected for the first time in book form, this treasury of forty stories chronicles the life of a village schoolteacher in the Berkshires in England and captures the scenes and nuances of village school life....

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    1995

    Thrush Green - 12

    Miss Read circles the seasons of village life in the English countryside. This magical blend of nostalgia and country life has wooed her readers for an astonishing forty years.--Times Educational Supplement. Miss Read's books have sold more than 3 mi...

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    1993

    Fairacre - 19

    The last novel in the beloved Fairacre series finds Miss Read with important decisions to make. Gradually worsening health forces her to consider an early retirement. John Jenkins, a handsome newcomer, competes for her affections with the newly widow...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1992

    From an unexpected visitor on Christmas Eve in 'The Christmas Mouse' to an unwanted change of plan in 'No Holly For Miss Quinn', the author recounts some of the most memorable Christmas events where often, despite the most careful planning, things do...

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    Oct-1992

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    1992

    Thrush Green - 11

    A major celebration is planned in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green: the village school is in its centenary year; and exactly a hundred years ago, one of the village s most notable residents founded a mission school in Africa. But the preparations...

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    1991

    Fairacre - 18

    The central theme of this novel is the death of Miss Clare, Miss Read's predecessor at the village school. However, there are plenty of side stories about the well-known characters of Fairacre: Mrs Pringle the school cleaner and her niece Minnie, the...

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    General Fiction

    1990

    Thrush Green - 10

    Miss Read's charming Thrush Green series continues with Friends at Thrush Green. There had been general dismay when Miss Watson and Miss Fogerty retired to Barton-on-the-Sea after many years of devoted service teaching the children of Thrush Green, s...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1989

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    1989

    Fairacre - 17

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1988

    'Never again,' they vowed after their beloved cat was run down on the busy road near the cottage. But then they met Tiggy. Written with Miss Read's customary charm, this lovely book tells how a small stray cat struggling to look after her kittens w...

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    1987

    Thrush Green - 9

    When two beloved primary school teachers, Miss Dorothy and Miss Agnes, decide to retire, the townspeople are aflutter, musing about the teachers’ replacements and seeking an appropriate farewell gift....

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    General Fiction

    1987

    An affectionate and unashamedly nostalgic portrait of 'Miss Read's' first introduction to village life and to the village school. At the age of seven Dora Saint, the young girl who later, as 'Miss Read', became a household name, moved from the hustl...

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    Nov-1985

    Gossip, squabbles, domestic drama and the quiet rhythms of country living ... this is the world of "Miss Read". This omnibus edition contains three Thrush Green novels: "Battles at Thrush Green", "Return to Thrush Green" and "Gossip from Thrush Green...

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    1985

    Thrush Green - 8

    The villagers of Thrush Green are all determined to make the newcomers welcome, but it's not easy .. . The new residents inhabit the new retirement homes built on the site of Thrush Green's ugly old rectory, destroyed by fire, and there is heated ...

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    Oct-1984

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    1984

    Fairacre - 16

    After a long winter of red noses and wet mittens, summer is a welcome time for Miss Read and her downland village friends. SUMMER AT FAIRACRE charmingly recounts this bright, bustling season and the problems and possibilities that unfold against the ...

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    1983

    Thrush Green - 7

    In Affairs at Thrush Green, Miss Read continues the fortunes of the Thrush Green families whom we last met in Gossip from Thrush Green. Here we follow the kindly vicar, Charles Henstock, to the neighboring Lulling, after his home was burned to the gr...

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    Dec-1982

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    1981

    Thrush Green - 6

    GOSSIP FROM THRUSH GREEN returns readers to the delightful English village, neighbor to Fairacre, for a golden summer. But this sleepy, pristine setting conceals a flurry of activity amongst the villagers. Rumor has it that Mr. Venables is considerin...

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    1980

    Fairacre - 15

    The great centenary year unfolds -- with its hopes and fears, its memories and forecasts, its friendships and feuds. The village school is a hundred years old and Miss Read, the schoolmistress, is fully occupied trying to recapture the march of th...

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    1979

    Fairacre - 14

    When a white robin comes to the quiet village of Fairacre, it becomes the focus of nationwide attention. Nicknamed 'Snowboy’, 'Snowball’, 'Snowflake', the villagers adopt him as their own. But their pride is short-lived and their hopes brutally ...

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    1978

    Thrush Green - 5

    Miss Read's delightful chronicles of life in Thrush Green continue with RETURN TO THRUSH GREEN. It's spring again in the village, and with the change of the seasons comes change in the lives of many villagers. The Young family's tranquility is disrup...

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    1977

    Fairacre - 13

    The Chivers Audio Books range includes the very best of contemporary and classic fiction, specially packaged for libraries. Chivers Audio Books prides itself on producing recordings with nothing left out and nothing altered, so the listener can hear ...

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    Nov-1976

    Fairacre - 12

    Miriam Quinn has never married. She's a kind, but unsentimental lady. By today's standards, she's still young, but fifty years ago she would have been called an old maid! She's an efficient office manger and has a well ordered life that she enjoys. H...

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    1975

    Thrush Green - 4

    Feelings are running high in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green. The rector’s plan for the neglected churchyard doesn’t meet with universal approval; there is a clash of personalities at the local school; and someone has returned to the village...

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    1974

    Fairacre - 11

    When Miss Read falls down the stairs and breaks her arm on the first day of the summer holidays, her old friend Amy whisks her off to recuperate on the island of Crete. The change of scene provides a welcome break and gives the two women time to tak...

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    1973

    Fairacre - 10

    WONDERING AT THE PLEASURE IT HAD GIVEN HER. IN THE NEXT BEDROOM, HER LITTLE DAUGHTER STRUGGLED TO KEEP AWAKE TO DISCOVER IF FATHER CHRISTMAS REALLY BROUGHT THE PRESENTS. BEFORE THE LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS DAY DAWNED, MUCH WAS DECIDED IN THAT LITTLE HOUSE....

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    1972

    Fairacre - 9

    The cottages called Tyler's Row, with their warm thatch and leaded panes, were intended to provide a haven of peace for the Hales. Sandwiched between the redoubtable Sergeant Burnaby and poisonous Mrs. Fowler, however, they soon found that Fairacre ...

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    1971

    Fairacre - 8

    In the English village of Fairacre, the retired schoolteachers Dolly Clare and Emily Davis enjoyed a remarkable friendship, as this moving volume reveals. Childhood playmates in Beech Green, they would remain close throughout their long lives, eventu...

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    1970

    Thrush Green - 3

    Tullivers, the former home of old Admiral Trigg and his sister Lucy, had stood empty for many months. Then, one bright April day, two newcomers move in -- an attractive young woman and her son -- and the villagers begin to show their interest and att...

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    General Fiction

    1968

    Fairacre - 7

    The English village of Fairacre, comfortably nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, is a picturesque place of tile-roof cottages, a historic church, a post office, and a small primary school. Through the school's beloved headmistress, Miss Read, we m...

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    General Fiction

    1967

    Caxley - 2

    The last decade of old Septimus Howard's life sees many upheavals. War comes to Caxley, and his favorite grandson Edward, a pilot, brings home a wife who seems too cold and aloof for the Howard family. The Howards' restaurant in Market Square survive...

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    General Fiction

    1966

    Caxley - 1

    'There was no other place quite like it.' Round the market square the life of Caxley revolved, from horse-drawn drays to the noisy new motors and the aeroplanes which the young men of Caxley longed to fly, from the coronation of King Edward VII to t...

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    1966

    Fairacre - 6

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    1964

    Fairacre - 5

    Throughout her years as schoolmistress, Miss Read has gathered excellent accounts of the rich and varied history of her beloved country village, often through neighborly conversation over the gate. Fairacre has garnered its share of odd incidents, en...

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    General Fiction

    1962

    Fairacre - 4

    With humour and charm 'Miss Read' brings to life the countryside of the past. Born into a home where food and clothing were hard-earned, where oil and candles were luxuries, Miss Clare--retired village schoolmistress and devoted countrywoman--looks b...

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    General Fiction

    1961

    Thrush Green - 2

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    General Fiction

    1959

    Thrush Green - 1

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    General Fiction

    1958

    Fairacre - 3

    Alarming rumours are circulating in Fairacre. One bright spring morning two strangers arrive in Hundred-Acre Field, which lies beside Miss Clare's cottage, and the village bush-telegraph begins to buzz. A large housing estate is to be built here and...

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    General Fiction

    1957

    Fairacre - 2

    The enchanting follow-up to Village School, Miss Read's beloved first novel, Village Diary once again transports us to the picturesque English village of Fairacre. Each chapter describes a month in the life of the village school’s headmistress, Mis...

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    General Fiction

    1955

    Fairacre - 1

    The first novel in the beloved Fairacre series, VILLAGE SCHOOL introduces the remarkable schoolmistress Miss Read and her lovable group of children, who, with a mixture of skinned knees and smiles, are just as likely to lose themselves as their mitte...

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    General Fiction

    Anna Lacey had spent almost all her twenty years in her Essex farmhouse home. Her kindly parents, rural friends, and country childhood had not prepared her for the shock of transplantation to a new raw suburb for her first year as a teacher.......

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