June Whitfield reads the poignant tale of the departure from Fairacre School of literature's best loved schoolteacher, Miss Read. Now that the village school has been saved from closure, Miss Read is looking forward to a few more years of teaching before her retirement. When her health lets her down, however, it seems that the decision is taken out of her hands once more and she reluctantly leaves the school. Amid a flurry of gossip concerning her private life and the attentions of two admirers, Miss Read must also make some other very serious choices.
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MISS READ, or in real life, Dora Saint, is a teacher by profession. She began her writing career with light essays for PUNCH and other journals. She has written on educational and country matters, and has worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC. JUNE WHITFIELD is one of Britain's leading comedy actresses, and is best known for her television performances in TERRY AND JUNE and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.From AudioFile:
Many readers cannot do justice to Miss Read's enchanting books; happily San Phillips is the exception. Her presentation fits all the Fairacre characters perfectly. The village has its share of types, from the vicar, to the ungrammatical school children, to grumpy Mrs. Pringle. Each character is fittingly presented, and many become recognizable. Miss Read excels at description and dialogue, which the narrator aptly handles. The title suggests pathos, which Phillips handles with sparkle, rather than tears. Anyone who enjoys reading about people and their foibles will fall in love with Miss Read. S.G.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Audiobooks, 1996. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000429861