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Read Miss

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Works: 849 works in 2,783 publications in 1 language and 69,600 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Pastoral fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Autobiographical fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6069.A42, 823.914
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Thrush Green by Read( Book )
58 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,027 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 )
32 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,937 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 )
23 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 1,921 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
Farewell to Fairacre by Read( Book )
25 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and held by 1,853 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
News from Thrush Green by Read( Book )
51 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,841 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
Village school by Read( Book )
76 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,836 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
Friends at Thrush Green by Read( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,811 libraries worldwide
Retired school teachers Miss Watson and Miss Fogerty make a return visit to Thrush Green to see old friends
Summer at Fairacre by Read( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,706 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
Tyler's row by Read( Book )
40 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,641 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 )
25 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 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 )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,615 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 )
46 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,604 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
Battles at Thrush Green by Read( Archival Material )
43 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,596 libraries worldwide
Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, Thrush Green is normally a peaceful place. But as autumn turns to winter, feelings are running high in the village. Miss Fogerty, a respected teacher at the village school for over thirty years, is troubled by the methods of the new young teacher. Dotty Harmer takes up driving, much to the concern of others, and it isn't long before she is involved in an accident and a threatening court case. And when the good rector innocently suggests that the neglected churchyard should be tidied up, Thrush Green is outraged. It seems wherever you look, there are difficulties and changes, but as spring arrives, there is renewed hope that all will end well" --Back cover
Storm in the village by Read( Book )
51 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 1,588 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 )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,542 libraries worldwide
Chronicle paths of two schoolteachers
At home in Thrush Green by Read( Book )
33 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,524 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 affairs by Read( Book )
30 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 1,489 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 )
26 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,460 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
Miss Clare remembers by Read( Book )
43 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
The retired English village schoolteacher recalls her long life which, for all its outward serenity, has much personal drama
Farther afield by Read( Book )
35 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
The end of term arrives and Miss Read is looking forward to the weeks ahead, but on the very first day of the long summer holiday she falls and breaks her arm. Instantly all her plans are in tatters. Then her friend Amy comes up with a plan: and so it is the two of them leave Fairacre for the island of Crete. The change of scene provides a welcome break for both women, and when Miss Read returns, refreshed, to Fairacre, she is ready to tackle the problems that await her
 
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Alternative Names
Jessie Saint, Dora, 1913-2012
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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