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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Chivers Audio Books (April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745162223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745162225
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,884,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The latest Thrush Green novel by the prolific, pseudonymous "Miss Read" will undoubtedly satisfy those who enjoy simple and undemanding narratives largely about, and from the perspective of, the elderly. Having reached their 80s, the two village primary-school teachers Dorothy Watson and Anges Fogerty decide to retire and buy a new home at Barton-on-Sea. Dorothy alarms Agnes by determining to take driving lessons and Agnes disconcerts Dorothy by adopting a cat. Introducing a cast of stock village characters, the author pokes gentle fun at their foibles while tacitly disapproving of permissive child-rearing and the messily self-indulgent lives of the younger generation. Miss Read's worldwide popularity in translation is understandable in view of the clarity of her prose. Beneath the deceptive simplicity, however, there is arch humor and perceptive character analysis. Goodall's illustrations, having been culled from earlier novels, occasionally strike a slightly discordant note.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Miss Read (1913-2012) was the pseudonym of Mrs. Dora Saint, a former schoolteacher beloved for her novels of English rural life, especially those set in the fictional villages of Thrush Green and Fairacre. The first of these, Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write until her retirement in 1996. In the 1998, she was awarded an MBE, or Member of the Order of the British Empire, for her services to literature.  --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By steamduck43 on January 31, 2013
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This is my wife's favorite series, and I am glad we were able to acquire them all at relatively low cost.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mimbelina on October 31, 2012
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Sweet and soul-satisfying, this installment of the charming Thrush Green series by Miss Read returns us to the small village and the lives of its eccentric inhabitants. Finally ready to leave their comfortable nest next to the school at which they've taught for so long, Dorothy Watson and Agnes Fogerty begin to seriously consider housing options in the nearby seaside town of Barton-on-the-Sea. They're foiled at every turn by real estate agents that seem to refuse to understand their wishes. Will they ever find a home in which they'll be able to happily retire? Their plans are further complicated by Dorothy's attempts to learn to drive and Agnes' growing fondness for a stray cat. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the village, life proceeds as usual in its somewhat topsy-turvy fashion...the parsimonious Lovelock sisters find yet another victim to torture with their frugal ways; Albert Piggot, slowly returning to health, finds satisfaction in helping kooky Dotty; and Winnie Bailey is beset once again by her inconsiderate nephew and his plans to settle in the area. Gently humorous and insightful, the book is delightful addition to an already wonderful series. Though not the best in the series by far, it's a rewarding, heart-warming read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kelly J. Lindstrom on November 4, 2010
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As usual Miss Read tells a wonderful story involving people in a small village. It is nice to be entertained with everyday life situations and the story was written with a sense of humor as always.
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By denise j johnson on July 8, 2014
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loved this
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