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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Battles at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, Thrush Green is normally a peaceful place. But as autumn turns to winter, feelings are running high in the village. Miss Fogerty, a respected teacher at the village school for over thirty years, is troubled by the methods of the new young teacher. Dotty Harmer takes up driving, much to the concern of others, and it isn’t long before she is involved in an accident and a threatening court case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I envy you

    • By Linda on 24-01-13

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Affairs at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    When Charles Henstock, rector of Thrush Green, moves a mile downhill to the parish of Lulling, his many friends rejoice in his promotion, but an unfortunate skirmish with one of his wealthy parishioners over the Lady Chapel kneelers saddens him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely Stories

    • By Mrs B on 20-07-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Mrs Pringle

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle Escapism

    • By Flint on 16-09-17

    Regular price: £12.29

    • 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

    • Over the Gate

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    A weight-losing recipe sends a portly Victorian housemaid literally sky-high. Mrs Next-Door, the queen of copycats, drives her patient neighbour mad with rage; the tragic tale of the ghost of Fairacre; the touch-and-go romance of Elsie Parker. In Over the Gate, Miss Read, the village schoolmistress, continues to remember odd incidents and excellent stories and to retell them with characteristic grace and compassion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator sublime!

    • By Roberta on 09-06-13

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Emily Davis

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    After the death of Emily Davis, school teacher and well-loved member of the local community, many of those who knew her cast their minds back to days past and to their memories of Emily. Dolly Clare mourns her loss deeply but remembers with joy and warmth the long friendship they shared. She is joined in her reminiscences by Jane Draper, who started her teaching career under Emily’s guidance, and by those further afield - from London to America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Volume bad

    • By gypee on 05-01-19

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Christmas Mouse and No Holly for Miss Quinn

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    A mouse's appearance on Christmas Eve in a widow's bedroom leads to a chance encounter with a small boy. In 'No Holly for Miss Quinn'. And Miss Quinn's preparations for Christmas are made more difficult when her brother's children come to stay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Read christmas classics.

    • By Sheila on 24-07-11

    Regular price: £13.49