"An affectionate, humorous, and gently charming chronicle . . . Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always appealing." —The New York Times
"Her books avoid sentimentality and have an asperity like the tartness of a good apple." —Sunday Telegraph Magazine
"Here you'll find delicious wit, quirky characters, the colorful intrigues of daily life, and certainly love and laughter . . . delightful." —Jan Karon
"Miss Read so understands and loves the country and can write tenderly and humorously about the minutiae of village life without distortion or sentimentality." —Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
was a teacher by profession who started writing after WWII. 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.