Equal cause for speculation is the odd behaviour of long-standing resident Bertha Lovelock. And as she loses a dear friend, it is with a heavy heart that Miss Read inherits the cottage of Miss Clare. And when it snows as the carol singers make their way round the cottages on the green, it looks as if Christmas will be perfect this year. The first of these Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write about the fictional villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green for many years. Then one bright April day, some discreet onlookers saw a good-looking woman pushing her way through the nettles to the front door.
Meanwhile, Molly and Ben Curdle have a very difficult decision to make. But not everything is as peaceful as it seems. Miss Read's work has influenced a number of writers in her own turn, including the American writer Jan Karon. These were just some of the questions asked by the curious residents of Thrush Green, a village bubbling with feuds, disasters and delights, all observed by Miss Read with her customary wry wit and charm. As the early sunshine begins to warm Thrush Green, it looks as if it is going to be a golden summer. And as Thrush Green's vicar sits down to write his sermon, he has no idea of the potential disaster which is unfolding. Meanwhile, the arrival of a stranger from America excites much interest and curiosity - who is he, and what effect will he have on the village? There are new people on the Green.
It's the May Day holiday, and a fair has come to the village of Thrush Green. The kindly vicar, Charles Henstock, works on his sermon—quite unaware of the disaster that will overtake him. As the story plays out, Miss Read succeeds in portraying village life with all its often unexpected incidents, and her unwavering eye for detail beautifully captures the character of a gradually disappearing aspect of rural English life. Not only does the village find itself paying tribute to this stranger's hero - a missionary born and bred in Thrush Green - but his presence has a dramatic affect on Miss Dimity Dean's romantic prospects. Children's voices ring out from the school playground; in the distance there is the gentle hum of a lawnmower; and all around the village, birdsong can be heard. Was she on her own? Meanwhile the old residents have their worries.
Over the years, Fairacre has seen many changes, some for the better, some less so. All is not as idyllic as it seems for the unsuspecting villagers, for change is never far away. But with the warmer weather comes a series of local dramas in the community: the future of The Fuchsia Bush tea shop is uncertain when its owner, Mrs Peters, falls ill; there are problems concerning Rectory Cottages, which prove hard to solve; the plans for the village fete - always an event rife with conflict - are hotting up. But then she receives an unexpected letter. In 1940 she married her now late husband, Douglas, a former headmaster.
But the preparations are beset with problems - Winnie Bailey's health is not what it was; the new headmaster doesn't appear to be entirely right for the job; and there are mixed reactions to the fundraising appeal for the mission school. And for Dr Lovell, the fair brings an unexpected new patient. There are new people on the Green. Rumor has it that Mr. Gossip from Thrush Green returns readers to the delightful English village, neighbor to Fairacre, for a golden summer.
Charles Henstock, rector of Thrush Green, has difficulty living up to his predecessor when he moves to the parish of Lulling. Could there be wedding bells in Thrush Green? As for replacing little Miss Fogerty, it seems impossible to imagine. As the early sunshine begins to warm Thrush Green, it looks as if it is going to be a golden summer. The arrival of a stranger in the village of Thrush Green stirs up ripples of speculation and interest. Who will take Miss Watson's place as head teacher? When old Admiral Trigg and his sister Lucy died, their house - Tullivers - stood empty for many months. Enchanting and affectionate stories of everyday country life in the idyllic Thrush Green. As Molly Curdle prepares for her new baby, rumour has it that a retirement is planned, and the village schoolteacher is about to make an important decision.
Author by : Read Miss. I can only hope the Fairacre books will soon also be available in a box set for kindle. Then one bright April day, some discreet onlookers saw a good-looking woman pushing her way through the nettles to the front door. For many years, Dorothy Watson and Agnes Fogerty have taught in the school at Thrush Green, so their imminent retirement provokes rumour and speculation. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it.
The rector has a plan for the neglected churchyard which doesn't meet with universal approval; there is a clash of personalities at the local school; and someone has returned to the village after an absence of fifty years. Then there is Mrs Curdle, the long-standing matriarch of the fair. But despite all evidence to the contrary, in the village of Thrush Green feelings are running high. As the story plays out, Miss Read succeeds in portraying village life with all its often unexpected incidents, and her unwavering eye for detail beautifully captures the character of a gradually disappearing aspect of rural English life. The rector has a plan for the neglected churchyard which doesn't meet with universal approval; there is a clash of personalities at the local school; and someone has returned to the village after an absence of fifty years. Miss Read became a published author in 1955 with the novel Village School.