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    • News from Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    There are new people on the Green... When old Admiral Trigg and his sister Lucy died, their house - Tullivers - stood empty for many months. Then one bright April day, some discreet onlookers saw a good-looking woman pushing her way through the nettles to the front door. Who was she? Was she on her own? Had she bought the house, and, if so, what kind of a neighbour would she be?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The News

    • By Linda on 24-01-13

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Christmas at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The villagers of Thrush Green celebrate Christmas traditionally, in a way that has hardly changed over the generations. Children eagerly hang up their stockings, families go to church together and everyone enjoys the treats of the festive season. And when it snows as the carol singers make their way round the cottages on the green, it looks as if Christmas will be perfect this year. But not everything is as peaceful as it seems.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the same charm

    • By M. on 23-05-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Storm in the Village & Fairacre Festival

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Storm in the Village, Miss Read, Headmistress of Fairacre School, learns of a proposed new housing development that soon has the citizens of Fairacre up in arms. In The Fairacre Festival, after a storm damages the church roof, the villagers must raise money for repairs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By Cobol on 14-07-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Village School

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Fairacre is a village of cottages, a church and the school - and, at the heart of the school, its head mistress Miss Read. Through her discerning eye, we meet the villagers of Fairacre and see their trials and tribulations, from the irascible school cleaner Mrs Pringle, to the young school children, with their scraped knees, hopeful faces and inevitable mischief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Wrong Narrator

    • By Flint on 27-06-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Winter in Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By J. M. Wiggett on 29-11-18

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Summer at Fairacre

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Summer at Fairacre charmingly recounts this bright, bustling season and the problems and possibilities that unfold against the backdrop of roses, skylarks and bees... Joseph Coggs finds a temporary home in the schoolhouse while his mother is in the hospital. Miss Read’s friend Amy mysteriously disappears. And, perhaps most difficult of all, Mrs. Pringle, the grumpy school cleaner, is unable to work because of her ‘bad leg’.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gentle Pleasure

    • By Flint on 29-12-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Tyler's Row

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The two-hundred-year-old cottages known as Tyler’s Row, with charming leaded-glass windows and an arched thorn hedge over the gateway, are supposed to provide a haven of peace for their new owners, Peter and Diana Hale.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Market Square

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The first charming Caxley tale introduces the deep-rooted camaraderie between Septimus Howard, a calm and controlled man, and Bender North, a confident, successful but gruff ironmonger. Their argumentative sides often clash, displaying moments of fury and forgiveness with wonderful tenderness. Theirs is a friendship that survives misunderstandings, the tragedy of war, and the bitterness of loss. The story of their families continues through the generations. Read by June Barrie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Typical Miss Read

    • By Pam on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Village Diary

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54

    ‘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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • memories

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Gossip from Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    Gossip From Thrush Green returns readers to that delightful English village, neighbour to Fairacre, for a golden summer. But this sleepy, pristine setting conceals a flurry of activity among the villagers. Rumour has it that Mr. Venables is considering retirement just as the village’s teacher is about to make an important decision. Molly Curdle prepares for a new baby. The kindly vicar, Charles Henstock, works on his sermon - quite unaware of the disaster that will overtake him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good, honest storytelling

    • By Robinson on 12-04-18

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Year at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    As spring begins at Thrush Green, a series of local dramas takes hold of the community. Plans for the fete are hotting up, the illness of Mrs Peters at the restaurant makes the future unsure for the staff, and there are problems at Rectory Cottages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrush Green comes alive

    • By Nichola Mollison on 23-03-19

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Clare Higgins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    It's the May Day holiday, and a fair has come to the village of Thrush Green. The residents of Thrush Green all have their own views about the fair. For young Paul, just recovered from an illness, it is a joy to be allowed out to play at the fair; for Ruth, who returned to the soothing tranquility of Thrush Green nursing a broken heart, the fair is a welcome distraction from her own problems. And for Dr Lovell, the fair brings an unexpected new patient.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong reader

    • By J. Groom on 09-01-16

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Fresh from the Country

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Anna Lacey had spent most of her 20 years on her Essex farm. Her doting parents, rural friends and country childhood had not prepared her for the shock of relocation to a raw new neighbourhood for her first year as a teacher. But Anna was gifted with the abilities to make friends and to learn as she taught.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • At Home in Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Charles Henstock, vicar of Thrush Green, is living in his new vicarage after the old one burned down. In its place are eight retirement homes, but there’s heated debate in the village about the new residents. How to choose who will live there? How will they get on together? And how will they accommodate all the pets? Meanwhile the old residents have their worries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely easy read.

    • By Chrissie Ann on 24-01-19

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Miss Clare Remembers

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    On a bright summer's day, old Miss Clare, now retired from teaching, awaits the visit of her oldest friend, Emily Davis. In between, she recalls the events in their 70-year friendship and country life in England during that time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Warmth

    • By Love to read on 19-08-14

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Friends at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    The Cotswold village of Thrush Green is a particularly close-knit community, where many of the inhabitants have known each other since childhood, and any unusual events are quickly noted. The visit of retired schoolteachers Miss Watson and Miss Fogerty gives great pleasure to all. The new headmaster, Alan Lester, is cautiously approved, but rumour is rife about his wife's health. The behaviour of farmer Percy Hodge is also the cause of local speculation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bask in nostalgia

    • By Julie on 23-07-18

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Farewell to Fairacre

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Having enjoyed robust health throughout her career, Miss Read, the village schoolmistress at Fairacre, is looking forward to an energetic retirement in a few years' time. But, to her dismay, she is suddenly taken ill. She has no wish to give up her post yet, but memories of her former colleague collapsing in front of the schoolchildren haunt her. Is it time to say farewell to Fairacre?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful writing

    • By Elaine on 17-03-10

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Village School

    • Fairacre Series, Book 1
    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Fairacre is a village of cottages, a church and the school, and at the heart of the school, its head mistress, Miss Read. Through her discerning eye, we meet the villagers of Fairacre and see their trials and tribulations, from the irascible school cleaner Mrs. Pringle, to the young school children, with their scraped knees, hopeful faces, and inevitable mischief.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By wiggle1 on 01-07-14

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Celebrations at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When the Cotswold village of Thrush Green decides to combine the 100th anniversary of a mission school opened by the village's most distinguished son and the centenary of the village school, the plans are for a very special celebration indeed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • miss read books on audio

    • By james on 07-12-16

    Regular price: £12.29

    • The Howards of Caxley

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Howards of Caxley begins on a fine May morning in the fateful year of 1939, and then follows the path of the two families and the little town through the Second World War, towards hope for happier times ahead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Caxley returned

    • By eve on 25-11-17

    Regular price: £14.69

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