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Mrs Pringle

By: Miss Read
Narrated by: Gwen Watford
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Mrs Pringle, the lugubrious school cleaner, has always been a favourite character in the Fairacre series. Here we trace Maud Pringle's life from childhood visits to the village from her Caxley home.

©1989 Mrs D J Saint (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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Pleasant book

Another easy on the ear and mind book , from Fairacre . I enjoy them all. Village gossip at its best !

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Only Gwen Watford reads this so brilliantly

Another glorious Miss Read, read at a pace to savour. Uplifting, transporting, hilarious- and with a lightness of touch in common with all Miss Read’s that draw humour and pathos with unsentimental poignancy. The deft descriptions of the natural world are are so real - and read as if they were being observed. I wish all Miss Read books were read like this....

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Gentle Escapism

Mrs Pringle is a very likeable character despite her curmudgeonly ways and I have enjoyed reading about her in many of the Miss Read books. This isn't one of my favourite Fairacre books but it was a pleasant story to listen to while travelling in the car. The narrator is excellent and very well suited to the books by Miss Read.

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Mrs Pringle

A very pleasing story of the inhabitants of Fairacre and especially Mrs Pringle-fierce but humorous character.

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  • Linda
  • 09-03-15

I just received a book I did not order.

What would have made Mrs Pringle better?

I did not order it please remove it and re credit my card. I looked at the book but DID NOT PUSH BUY.

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  • Jim
  • 21-12-11

A classic Miss Read novel with great characters

Would you consider the audio edition of Mrs Pringle to be better than the print version?

the same

What did you like best about this story?

the growing buildup of the interseting characters in the village

What does Gwen Watford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I loved the English accents which helped to bring the different characters to life

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

over several sittings

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed these old , almost historical, books which gave a great portrait of a vanished rural life

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  • Lindy loo
  • 01-01-11

Mrs Pringle

Mrs Pringle is my favourite character in this series. I think we have all met someone like her. A solid, old busybody who is full of opinions yet kind underneath it all. This book is about her foibles, her history and an insight to her character. Fantastic. MORE PLEASE.