ABRIDGED The second novel in the bestselling Thrush Green series.
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About the Author
Miss Read was a teacher by profession who started writing after the Second World War. In additional to her novels, she has written on educational and country matters, and worked as a script-writer for the BBC. She lives in Berkshire, and was made an MBE for her services to literature.
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Loved it. England in the early 50s perhaps, the idyllic village life of the countryside. Tea parties - gossip, the village school, romance with an oh so gentle rhythm. This is a feel good book with nothing scary or edgy at all. If you ever saw the Hovis ads on TV then you know what this is like - a trip down memory lane or even just a rosy fantasy memory of the past.
I have enjoyed dipping in and out of the Miss Read books over recent years and decided to start from the beginning and follow the stories forward. Not only are you reading of very beleiveable characters, but the changes in our general lives are recorded and you don't even realise its like a history lesson. Any modern day teacher could benefit from reading these books if only to see how school life has changed in the last fifty years. And town and country life could not have been more different, if must have been difficult for some to manage financial but the benefits of country life, plenty of the outdoors certainly made up for this. I am enjoying the books a great deal.