Village School

Village School

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The 39th book by Miss Read (the real-life Dora Saint) is a delightful collection of 40 stories, first published 40 years ago in England, and based on her own lifelong involvement with country schools as a village schoolteacher in the Berkshires. 94 line drawings.
Publisher: Great Britain : Paragon (Chivers Press), cl993
ISBN: 9780792717621
Characteristics: 264 p. (large print) ; 25 cm.


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Oct 20, 2017

As I was re-reading all of Miss Read's books, I was struck by how especially well-written the first ones are and how diverse. I enjoyed the trilogy about Fairacre she wrote first, the books set in Caxley--Tyler's Row--just lots of great reading. A very entertaining author.

Jun 28, 2016

The first book in the Fairacre series by Miss Read, covering daily life in an English village, more specifically in an English village school. Lovely characters, with a little realism thrown in to keep it from being too cloying.


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