The Chronicles of Fairacre

The Chronicles of Fairacre

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The first three novels in this beloved series introduces the village of Fairacre, with its handful of thatched cottages, the church, the school - and its schoolmistress, Miss Read. In Fairacre, everyone knows everyone else's business and, for the most part, it is a harmonious place - even for the likes of Mrs Pringle, the gloomy, irascible school cleaner. With a wise heart and a discerning eye Miss Read guides us through the seasons and introduces a cast of unforgettable characters, and a world of drama, romance and humour, all within a stone's throw of the school. Charm and wit blend in these three novels, to give a refreshingly acute and astringent view of life in the country.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 148 x 232 x 50mm | 879.98g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 075287280X
  • 9780752872803
  • 2,122,311

About Miss Read

Miss Read was a teacher by profession who started writing after the Second World War. In addition to her novels, she has written on educational and country matters, and worked as a script-writer for the BBC. She lives in Berkshire, and was made an MBE for her services to literature.show more

Review quote

'Charmingly and gently as she guides us though the seasons, we meet the cast of unforgettable characters and get involved in the drama, romance and humour of their lives.' DAILY EXPRESS 'Three well-crafted tales of English rural life... a world of drama, romance and humour set in an England long-vanished, and now steeped in nostalgia.' WESTERN DAILY PRESSshow more

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129 ratings
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5 49% (63)
4 36% (47)
3 14% (18)
2 1% (1)
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