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on 18 July 2010
Having dipped in and out of the Miss Read stories over the years, I have decided to start at the beginning and work forward. These stories stand alone as a gentle read, but starting from the beginning you certainly see the role of a teacher over the years change a great deal.

It chronicles the attitudes and ways of life with quiet observations, which at the time they were written was the normal way of life but read now, they reflect such a gentler way of life, town and counrty certainly shown as it used to be and how many of us would love to recreate now.

You can engage with the characters, seeing how a village hierachy was established but without the village characters the whole thing would collapse. The likes of Mrs Pringle and Bob Willet would make life in Fairacre
a great deal less easy for Miss Read. Can't live with them, can't live without them.

I would recommend these books as a gentle easy read.
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on 21 September 2011
Excellent series as are all Miss Read series. A way of life I remember only too well in my childhood and the whole is well penned describing life just, as indeed, it was. One cared about the characters and it's good to know that when the last page of the last book(penned by the author herself) was turned over, all the characters were not gone but simply within the covers of those books to open again whenever one wanted.
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on 15 November 2012
Well, this dear book for which I have not read for many a year, was everything I remembered about it and more...The book was in lovely condition and the postal service was first class...many thanks.
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on 3 January 2014
i love miss read books and am a huge fan so was really delighted when i found i could get them on amazon! packaging and speedy service would highly recommend. will be purchasing more
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on 3 November 2013
Again a nice light read and one of the shorter books . Again this book came on time and in good condition. Like all Miss Read books a true glimpse into country village life.
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on 4 May 2013
Bought for mother in law as I have let her read all of the Miss Read book that I had. have read myself but did not have a copy
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on 6 November 2013
An excellent novel in a great series. I am reading the others and hoping for more. Really glad that I discovered this author.
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on 25 May 2013
bought for a freind, she loves these novels having come from yorkshire, so good i bought two.Very good old fasioned value.
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on 23 September 2014
Another winner from the pen of "Miss Read". WE own a good number of these volumes which are read over and again.
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on 7 December 2014
Really lovely story. Very comforting to read at night around a warm fire with the wind howling outside.
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