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Read Miss

Overview
Works: 834 works in 2,693 publications in 1 language and 70,338 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Pastoral fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Fictional autobiographies  Autobiographies  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6069.A42, 823.914
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Thrush Green by Read( Book )

62 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects on many lives in the village of Thrush Green, in Southern England, when a carnival comes to town on May Day
Return to Thrush Green by Read( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends, neighbors, and relatives disturb the tranquility of Joan and Edward Young in their stone house in the English village of Thrush Green
Village centenary by Read( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VILLAGE CENTENARY welcomes us back to Miss Read's cozy downland village just in time for the one hundredth anniversary of Fairacre School. Miss Clare, who was a pupil and later a teacher there, points out that such a centenary should be celebrated, and all of Fairacre is quick to offer suggestions -- from a tea party to a full-scale pageant. Deciding how best to stage the grand occasion, however, is only of Miss Read's problems. The ancient skylight in the school is leaking, and Mr. Willetts fears that replacing it will be a difficult job. The new teacher, Miss Briggs, fresh from college and full of idealistic theories, proves a thorn in Miss Read's side. The vicar has decided to keep bees. Miriam Quinn is afraid she might have to leave home. And Mrs. Pringle is her usual dour self. But the seasons continue to change, and the centenary year unfolds with its hopes and fears, its memories and forecasts, its friendships and feuds. VILLAGE CENTENARY marks yet another delightful year in the company of our favorite Fairacre friends
Gossip from Thrush Green by Read( Book )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If a visitor stops to visit Thrush Green he will soon find out there is a lot going on
Farewell to Fairacre by Read( Book )

23 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an English village whose inhabitants cherish virtues and manners considered antiquated elsewhere, Miss Read, the school's headmistress, prepares for an early retirement because of ill health. On the positive side, a suitor appears. With artwork
Village school by Read( Book )

76 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The headmistress of a two-room rural school in a tiny English village gives an account of the events of a school year - the daily routines, seasonal activities, and the special programs as a part of the life of the community
News from Thrush Green by Read( Book )

48 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two newcomers move to Thrush Green -- an attractive young woman and her son -- and all the villagers beging to show their interest and attention, expecially several bachelors. - Publisher
Summer at Fairacre by Read( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer arrives in Fairacre, and "Joseph Coggs finds a temporary home in the schoolhouse while his mother is in the hospital. Miss Read's friend Amy mysteriously disappears. Perhaps most difficult of all, Mrs. Pringle, the grumpy school cleaner, is unable to work because the pain in her bad leg flares up."--Cover
Battles at Thrush Green by Read( )

39 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrush Green's rectory, bleak enough at the best of times, seemed more cheerless than ever as the storm winds blew around it, but it's not just the weather disturbing the peace of Thrush Green. Feelings are running high about the rector's new plans for the neglected churchyard, which don't meet with universal approval; there is a clash of personalities at the local school; and someone has returned after an absence of fifty years. The normal tranquillity of the village is unexpectedly shattered
Tyler's row by Read( Book )

40 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hales had hoped that the cottages at Tyler's Row would provide a haven of peace. But sandwiched as they were between the redoubtable Sergeant Burnaby and the poisonous Mrs Fowler, they soon found that Fairacre was no Utopia but an ordinary English village
Affairs at Thrush Green by Read( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth volume available in the Thrush Green paperback series continues the fortunes of the Thrush Green families we last met in Gossip from Thrush Green
Changes at Fairacre by Read( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Fairacre prevails despite the old school's attendance growing smaller and outsiders moving into the community
Over the gate by Read( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisits the English village of Fairacre and its school mistress whose busy life revolves around her charges and the bustling activities of village life
Storm in the village by Read( Book )

52 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Read, the headmistress of Fairacre School, learns of a proposed new housing development that soon has the citizens of Fairacre up in arms
The school at Thrush Green by Read( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle paths of two schoolteachers
At home in Thrush Green by Read( Book )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the little village facing the consequences of a fire that destroyed the rectory, making room for a retirement community and a group of new residents
Village diary by Read( Book )

51 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the people of the village with as much loving detail as the author portrayed their children in "Village school", its predecessor
Village affairs by Read( Book )

28 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English village of Fairacre may appear idyllically peaceful to passersby, but those who live among its shady lanes always have problems to untangle. When a terrible rumor emerges that the Fairacre School is to be closed and the children bused to nearby Beech Green the village is up in arms at once. The schoolmistress, Miss Read, suffers agonizing indecision at the prospect, and her situation is made worse when her infants room teacher decides to leave and the short-tempered Mrs. Pringle becomes more contrary than ever
Celebrations at Thrush Green by Read( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Miss Read's thirty-second novel, Thrush Green prepares to celebrate the centenary of the village school and of the African school set up by the village's most famous son
The world of Thrush Green by Read( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the real Thrush Green behind the author's fictional English village, the setting for her popular novels, in a combination of memoirs, sketches of characters real and imaged, and scenes from her books
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Village centenary
Alternative Names
Miss Read.

Miss Read 1913-

Miss Read 1913-2012

Miss Read Brits auteur (1913-2012)

Miss Read englische Schriftstellerin

Miss Read English novelist

Read Miss

Read, Miss, 1913-

Read, Miss 1913-2012

Saint, Dora 1913-2012

Saint, Dora J. 1913-2012

Saint, Dora Jessie.

Saint, Dora Jessie, 1913-

Saint, Dora Jessie 1913-2012

Shafe, Dora Jessie.

Shafe, Dora Jessie 1913-2012

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Languages
English (759)

Covers
Return to Thrush GreenVillage centenaryGossip from Thrush GreenFarewell to FairacreVillage schoolNews from Thrush GreenSummer at FairacreBattles at Thrush Green