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Over the Gate

Fairacre Series, Book 4
By: Miss Read
Narrated by: Carole Boyd
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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"The story of the village goes back a long, long time, and it still goes on. I have listened to my neighbours' accounts of tales long ago, and with what unfailing curiosity I observe the happenings of today!"

From an unusual weight-losing recipe found in an old notebook - and used with alarming consequences - to the queen of copy-cats who drives her neighbour mad with anger, Over The Gate is a hugely entertaining collection of tales from Fairacre, past and present.

Miss Read, the school mistress, continues to attract odd stories and village folklore, and retells them with her characteristic compassion and humour.

©1964 Miss Read (P)2008 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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A charming story

I have to admit to having read most of the Miss read stories more than forty years ago. They are a glimpse of English village life in years gone by, reflects in the same manner as Cider with Rosie,by Laurie Lee.
These books are likely to appeal to the more mature reader, but younger folk shouldn’t be put of, for them it will come under the heading of History.