The first three novels in this beloved series introduces the village of Fairacre, with its handful of thatched cottages, the church, the school - and its schoolmistress, Miss Read.
In Fairacre, everyone knows everyone else's business and, for the most part, it is a harmonious place - even for the likes of Mrs Pringle, the gloomy, irascible school cleaner. With a wise heart and a discerning eye Miss Read guides us through the seasons and introduces a cast of unforgettable characters, and a world of drama, romance and humour, all within a stone's throw of the school.
Charm and wit blend in these three novels, to give a refreshingly acute and astringent view of life in the country.
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The first three Miss Read books, written in 1950, are here collected together. "Village School", "Village Diary" and "Storm in the Village" introduce the small downland village of Fairacre, and some of the colourful and humorous characters who live there.Review:
Charmingly and gently as she guides us though the seasons, we meet the cast of unforgettable characters and get involved in the drama, romance and humour of their lives. ( DAILY EXPRESS)
Three well-crafted tales of English rural life... a world of drama, romance and humour set in an England long-vanished, and now steeped in nostalgia. ( WESTERN DAILY PRESS)
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Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140060367 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0059195
Book Description Penguin Books, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140060367