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Gossip from Thrush Green [Hardcover]

Miss Read
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Book Description

Sep 1982

As the early sunshine begins to warm Thrush Green, it looks as if it is going to be a golden summer. But in this apparently sleepy village, there is a flurry of activity.

As Molly Curdle prepares for her new baby, rumour has it that a retirement is planned, and the village schoolteacher is about to make an important decision. And as Thrush Green's vicar sits down to write his sermon, he has no idea of the potential disaster which is unfolding...

All is not as idyllic as it seems for the unsuspecting villagers, for change is never far away.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T) (Sep 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395322154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395322154
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 14.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,394,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Change is afoot in the beautiful Cotswold village of Thrush Green... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Miss Read, in real life Dora Saint, was a teacher by profession who started writing after the Second World War, beginning with light essays written for Punch and other journals. She then wrote on educational and country matters and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC. Miss Read was married to a schoolmaster for sixty-four years until his death in 2004, and they had one daughter. Miss Read was awarded an MBE in the 1998 New Year Honours list for her services to literature. She was the author of many immensely popular books, including two autobiographical works, but it was her novels of English rural life for which she was best known. The first of these, Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write about the fictional villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green for many years. She lived near Newbury in Berkshire until her death in 2012. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Bliss 11 Nov 2009
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I adore Miss Read (aka Dora Saint). I have collected all of her books now and enjoy reading and re-reading them.

Her style of writing is unique, her two fictional villages and the villagers so believable. I particularly love her spats with Mrs Pringle.

These books are my absolute favourite and are read and cared for with love and affection.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gossip from Thrush Green 21 Mar 2009
Another lovely book from Miss Read. Here, many of her characters think they have a secret but it follows that nothing stays a secret for long in a close-knit village. As each story unfolds you can't wait to find out the reaction of others. Also, like Chinese whispers, some of the gossip becomes distorted and embellished. One realises that village life can put you under the microscope, although the good certainly outweighs the bad when it comes to the characters of Thrush Green. The authors characters become alive, you want to meet them and ,in most cases, become friends!
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5.0 out of 5 stars miss read 26 Dec 2013
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I love all these books . They are well written a bring back great memories of my childhood in a country village.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gossip from thrush green 20 Sep 2013
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gossip from thrush green i love all of these books and have read most of them i would recomend this book to all miss read fans
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5.0 out of 5 stars relaxing read 21 Feb 2013
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Another one of Miss Reads very relaxing books. As always it was a pleasure to read and perfect for bedtime reading
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting Thrush Green story! 15 Mar 2004
By C. M. Collier VINE VOICE
If you know Thrush Green,you'll know it to be a nice quiet village where not a lot happens,but this story is actually very exciting,because there's a big fire!Don't worry,I won't spoil it by telling you where,and nobody gets hurt,but it is very important for Thrush Green and its inhabitants,as it will bring a lot of changes to the village.
As usual,great illustrations by John Goodall really bring the story to life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No problems 1 Dec 2013
By cowwalk
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I like the fact that it was a hard back library book. It has character. However I resent the fact that I have to write a minimum number of words to review my purchase and won't bother in future if this continues.
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