Thrush Green

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 345 ratings

Winter in Thrush Green 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.

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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
    • Another Miss Read story, always good

    • By eve on 25-04-18

    Regular price: £14.69

  • Book 3

    • News from Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

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  • Book 4

    • Battles at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

    • Gossip from Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

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  • Book 7

    • Affairs at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    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

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  • Book 8

    • At Home in Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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
    • Most enjoyable.

    • By M. M. Ellis on 21-01-18

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  • Book 9

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  • Book 10

    • Friends at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

  • Book 11

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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
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    • By james on 07-12-16

    Regular price: £12.29

  • Book 12

    • 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 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming evocation of days gone....

    • By Mufflana on 12-12-16

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  • Book 13

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