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Miss Read (1913–2012)

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86 obres 10,916 Membres 184 Ressenyes 34 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Miss Read, 1913 - 2012 Miss Read was born on April 17, 1913 as Dora Jessie Shafe. She worked as a teacher and started writing after World War II for Punch and other journals and as a scriptwriter for the BBC. She wrote her novels under the name Read, which was her mother's maiden name. She is best mostra'n més known for her novels of English rural life and used her own memories of living and teaching in a small English village in her novels. She wrote more than forty novels; many were set in the British countryside -- Fairacre and Thrush Green novels. Read finished her writing career in 1996 with A Peaceful Retirement. In 1998, she was awarded an MBE for her services to literature. She died on April 7, 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Miss Read

Village School (1955) 755 exemplars
Thrush Green (1959) 515 exemplars
Village Diary (1957) 354 exemplars
Village Centenary (1980) 323 exemplars
Over the Gate (1964) 305 exemplars
News from Thrush Green (1970) 305 exemplars
Summer at Fairacre (1984) 303 exemplars
Return to Thrush Green (1978) 301 exemplars
Gossip from Thrush Green (1981) 293 exemplars
Winter in Thrush Green (1961) 292 exemplars
Affairs at Thrush Green (1983) 291 exemplars
Battles at Thrush Green (1975) 289 exemplars
Storm in the Village (1958) 287 exemplars
No Holly for Miss Quinn (1976) 267 exemplars
Village Affairs (1977) 252 exemplars
Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre (1989) 250 exemplars
The School at Thrush Green (1987) 248 exemplars
At Home in Thrush Green (1985) 247 exemplars
Farewell to Fairacre (1993) 243 exemplars
Changes at Fairacre (1991) 239 exemplars
Friends at Thrush Green (1990) 235 exemplars
Tyler's Row (1972) 228 exemplars
Fresh from the Country (1955) 223 exemplars
A Peaceful Retirement (1996) 215 exemplars
Miss Clare Remembers (1962) 214 exemplars
Farther Afield (1974) 213 exemplars
The Fairacre Festival (1968) 202 exemplars
Village Christmas (1966) 191 exemplars
The Year at Thrush Green (1996) 182 exemplars
Celebrations at Thrush Green (1992) 180 exemplars
The Market Square (1966) 146 exemplars
The White Robin (1979) 138 exemplars
Tales from a Village School (1994) 126 exemplars
The Howards of Caxley (1967) 121 exemplars
Time Remembered (1986) 110 exemplars
The Christmas Mouse (1973) 110 exemplars
A Fortunate Grandchild (1982) 105 exemplars
Emily Davis (1971) 99 exemplars
Christmas at Thrush Green (2009) 92 exemplars
The Caxley Chronicles (1999) 81 exemplars
The World of Thrush Green (1988) 79 exemplars
Tiggy (1971) 50 exemplars
Miss Read's Christmas Book (1992) 45 exemplars
Miss Read's Country Cooking (1969) 35 exemplars
Further Chronicles of Fairacre (1985) 35 exemplars
Country Bunch (1963) 32 exemplars
A Country Christmas (2006) 31 exemplars
Fairacre Affairs (1980) 23 exemplars
Tales from Thrush Green (1994) 11 exemplars
Hob and the Horse-Bat (1974) 3 exemplars
Hobby Horse Cottage. (1958) 3 exemplars
The World of Miss Read (1995) 3 exemplars
The New Bed 1 exemplars
News from Thrush Green (1972) 1 exemplars


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Sweet tales of school and village life in the English village of Fairacre. Written by Dora Jessie Saint, a village schoolteacher under the pseudonym "Miss Read."
BookScout83 | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2024 |
Village Christmas is the sixth book in Miss Read’s Fairacre series about a timeless rural village in the English countryside. This particular entry takes place during the Christmas season and concerns that happiest of events, the birth of a child.

We are introduced to the spinster sisters, Margaret and Mary Waters as they spend their quiet evening addressing Christmas cards and discussing village affairs. They, and indeed many other villagers, are slightly disapproving of their new neighbours who live across the lane from them. The young couple and their children seem overly friendly and too ready to push themselves forward. Then on Christmas Day the pregnant Mrs. Emery goes into labour and is alone with her children as her husband was called to assist his parents, the elderly sisters do not hesitate to help out. The birth of a little boy brings all of Fairacre together in rejoicing his healthy arrival and making everyone realize that they have been overly critical of this young family who are simply trying to fit in.

As always the story is charming, the writing gentle and soothing, and the descriptions of a rural Christmas evokes childhood memories. My only complaint was how short this story was. Village Christmas is a lovely, warmhearted story with a timeless message.
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DeltaQueen50 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Dec 15, 2023 |
Not the best in the series.
eetzel | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Sep 1, 2023 |
A bittersweet look at how life in the English country villages changed between the 1880s and the 1950s.
leslie.98 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |



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