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Village Diary Audiobook

Village Diary

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Publisher's Summary

'As I have been given a large and magnificent diary for Christmas... I intend to fill it in as long as my ardour lasts.' Luckily, Miss Read's ardour lasts all year, encompassing every aspect of Fairacre life.

Whether embroiled unwillingly in her friend Amy's marital hiccups, discussing the changing world with Miss Clare or the modern problems of good local education and rural impoverishment with the schools inspector and the doctor, she remains balanced, humorous and wise and never forgets either her most important charge, the mixed bag of children in her school, or the joys of the changing seasons.

©1946 Miss Read (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer Chingford, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Amazon Customer Chingford, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2010
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    "memories"

    A good listen on a sunny afternoon in a deck chair remembering your lost childhood, before the kids call they are hungry

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Renka 01/12/2015
    Renka 01/12/2015
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    "Gentle, enjoyable series"
    What made the experience of listening to Village Diary the most enjoyable?

    Rediscovering old friends in Thrush Green and Fairacre has been very enjoyable. I read all of Miss Read's books many years ago and having them read to me has been very pleasant.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Village Diary?

    I enjoyed all of it.


    Have you listened to any of Gwen Watford’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Gwen Watford is an excellent narrator for Miss Read's books, She is by far the best of those I have heard.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel OK Hampshire, Eng 30/09/2015
    Rachel OK Hampshire, Eng 30/09/2015 Listener Since 2008
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    "Hooray For Miss Read"

    Whether it is a Miss Read novel or one of Thrush Green, I always feel soothed & happy listening to Gwen Watford narrating these stories. She is my absolute favourite for these books & is part of the magic. These are not fairy stories, but tell of everyday life, with its sadness & happiness, but from an era when values were different. Relish the nostalgia!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JAYNE W 20/05/2015
    JAYNE W 20/05/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "How Refreshing."

    Such a truly delightful diary it takes me back to my tender years as a child and how much I now admire the hard work and patience that went into teaching back then but village life even then is so refreshingly brought to life with all the characters and such a wonderful narration by Gwen I really enjoyed this and have now downloaded more Miss Read to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JPR Beader 27/09/2016
    JPR Beader 27/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Love Miss Read"

    The characters come to life when read by Gwen Watford. Love Miss Read's sense of humor.

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    S. Swanton UK 14/08/2016
    S. Swanton UK 14/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Gwen Watford was one of the best audio actors ever"

    Miss Read's books are not the greatest fiction, but they are comforting and nostalgic - the sort of listening book that I play if I am doing the ironing. Miss Read was very a lucky author to have Gwen Watford read so many of her books.

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    Patricia Hitchin, United Kingdom 28/02/2016
    Patricia Hitchin, United Kingdom 28/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent nostalgia"

    Another fantasy Miss Read novel. I get taken back to my childhood every time. Dora Saints descriptive powers are superb, I can smell the flowers & feel the breeze. The choice of narrator is perfect too as it is read at the pace it suits best. Perfect in every way

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    30/11/10
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    "Village diary"

    This is marvellous. The humour, the events, the history. All told in wonderful tones of english diction and great sense of humour. I lived it with her, and when it ended I rushed to buy another one in the series. Fantastic.

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