When the Cotswold villagers of Thrush Green decide to combine the 100th anniversary of a mission school opened by the village's most distinguished son - the Victorian Nathaniel Patten - and the centenary of the village school, the plans are for a very special celebration indeed.
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Miss Read is the pseudonym of Mrs. Dora Saint, a former schoolteacher beloved for her novels of English rural life, especially those set in the fictional villages of Thrush Green and Fairacre. The first of these, Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write until her retirement in 1996. In the 1998, she was awarded an MBE, or Member of the Order of the British Empire, for her services to literature. She lives in Berkshire.From AudioFile:
Enter the world of Thrush Green, an English Cotswold village, where not much--and a great deal--happens. Miss Read is justly famous for her wise Thrush Green and Fairacre books, based on her own experiences as a rural English schoolteacher. Gwen Watford's voice is sharper than this reviewer--a longtime Miss Read addict--associates with the gentle stories. Although her reading is clear and well paced, Watford sometimes sounds like the local "lady of the manor" who is not altogether fond of the villagers. It's not a bad reading, just not an affectionate one. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140157980