These books are best read in order. 13 in total. The wealth of characters is delightful and the simple human philosophy which permeates all these diverse persons touches a chord with us all. No violence, no extreme situations, just a peep into ordinary people and the daily life we would all love to have.
If you want nostalgia, and something to give you happy thoughts as you go to bed, then read Miss Read's stories of Thrush Green, the characters are charming. I couldn't put the book down as I became so involved with the villagers goings on, I needed to find out more about their lives. Having the Thrush Green stories is like having a gentle soap opera to hand.
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.
Countryside, birdsong, home grown veggies bartering, If you cant do it yourself do the next best thing, Let Miss Read guide you into this world; very easy reading, book as described delivered promptly, best value.