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Summary

A new excitement comes to the village of Thrush Green when Harold Shoosmith, a distinguished bachelor who has chosen the village for his retirement, takes the corner house on the green. Harold is soon enmeshed in village politics and becomes involved in the private lives of his neighbours as well. His presence has a dramatic effect on Dimity Dean and Ella Bembridge and is the cause of a serious misunderstanding between the two friends.

And the village’s widowed rector finds in Harold a new friend who gives him the courage to end his lonely state.

Read by Gwen Watford.

©1981 Miss Read (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Very enjoyable

Miss Read stories always deliver a coziness that never let you down. The characters are so lovable and her descriptive word sets the scene for tranquil village life, which is a joy to be immersed in. Almost Postman Pat for grown ups, meant in the most kind and respectful way.

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Excellent book

Yet again a lovely simple story from Thrush Green when life can be troublesome to drift into these books is like a breath of fresh air. Also beautifully read by June Barrie she does the voices so well.

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Perfect!

A wonderfully beautiful story written with such attention to detail. Exquisitely narrated by the incomparable June Barrie, the perfect voice for Miss Read’s work.

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Escape

This is a listen to escape from the troubles of lockdown life and immerse yourself in a gentler life of Thrush Green.
It is a long time since I read these books, but it is a treat to return to them again. The narrator is very good too.

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excellent

excellent book beautifully read. A story from a bygone age to listen to in the sunshine.

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Brilliant

Loved it. Cosy, perfect for cooling off in summer and warming up in winter. Brilliant

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Enchanting, beautiful, poetic - simply flawless!

I haven't read any of the Thrush Green or Fairacre novels before. I vaguely remember dismissing them as "surely boring" as a teenager. How stupid was I! It took another twenty years for me to finally give Miss Read a chance.
I chanced upon 'Winter in Thrush Green' in an Audible sale and bought it for £3 months ago. Now, happily enjoying the anticipation of Christmas and loving the freezing, misty days here, I thought the book's title sounded promising. My craving for winter- and Christmas-themed reading has been satisfied in excess. And I absolutely fell in love with Thrush Green and its people!
The writing is so beautiful and gentle, yet witty - even acerbic at times. Even the most mundane moments are described in such a beautiful and fascinating way that you simply can't stop listening.
I can't wait to read the rest of the series and then dive into the Fairacre novels. I am in awe. Discovering Miss Read feels like an early Christmas present!

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perfect

Miss Read never fails to please, Just like putting on a comfortable pair of slippers, her stories transport you to much happier times.

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The comforting world of Thrush Green

This is a quick listen and engages the listener in the bygone era of everyday village happenings. Life ambles along with a strong theme of the pleasures of cups of tea, home made cake and open fires. Not everyone in the village is sweet and kind nor honest and the knowledge everyone has of everyone else's business can be a curse or a blessing.

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Another Miss Read story, always good

Narrator was the best for reading Miss Read I intend one day to get them all