“Miss Read” books are one of my guilty pleasures. Dora J. Saint, Miss Read’s real name, just died at the ripe old age of 98 on April 7 at her home in Shefford Woodlands, in Berkshire, England. Her books, numbering over 30, include the Fairacre series and the Thrush Green series, both set in rural English villages of the mid 20th century. The villagers, school children and their families, teachers, the vicar, the doctor and his wife, retired folks and their relatives, ecounter life’s problems but all are solved by the last page. In The School at Thrush Green, two teachers retire and one of them gets a cat. It doesn’t sound too exciting to say the least, but I find these stories calming and funny and as addictive as a box of chocolates. I listened to this title on audio cd.
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RATING: * * * * Very, very good
Reviewed by: kh