Now that Fairacre school no longer faces the threat of closure, Miss Read is looking forward to a few more years of teaching before retirement. But the best-laid plans often go awry. Unexpectedly, her health begins to fail and she faces some tough decisions about her future. Meanwhile, rumours abound about Miss Read's old friend Mr Mawne, now a ...Read MoreNow that Fairacre school no longer faces the threat of closure, Miss Read is looking forward to a few more years of teaching before retirement. But the best-laid plans often go awry. Unexpectedly, her health begins to fail and she faces some tough decisions about her future. Meanwhile, rumours abound about Miss Read's old friend Mr Mawne, now a widower; a handsome newcomer to the village takes a shine to the stalwart headmistress; Miss Read keeps a watchful eye on the courtship of a friend; and village life goes on.Read Less
Very good in fine dust jacket. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1993. 1st edition ed, 1st printing printing, NR FINE/FINE, Hardcover, 8vo, 213pppgs. Illustrated John S. Goodall. First American Edition stated. In this warm and humorous drama, Miss Read takes us back to the village of Fairacre, and considers leaving her long time post at the school. Book has few tiny check marks on page with book list of titles, otherwise book is clean, crisp, and tight, jacket is like new. ISBN: 0-395-68994-5. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
Very good in very good dust jacket. UK first impression. VG with a lean to spine and previous owner name to ffep. SIGNED to title page 'Dora Saint (Miss Read)'. The jacket is unclipped with a little spine fade. Michael Joseph 1990. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0.
Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London
I lead a rather hectic life in a hectic city, but always try to find a little time to read. I like books that give me insight into another way of life, with vivid imagery, interesting characters and great writing. All of Miss Read's books have that, but this one in particular explores what it is like to make a life-altering decision, the increasing burdens of the work day world and the generous spirit of small communities. This book is all that, as well as witty and thought-provoking. All of this in a completely vulgarity-free package. If you've read other Miss Read books, you'll love this too...and if you haven't, this book will inspire you to read her others.
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