Fairacre is a village of cottages, a church and the school - and at the heart of the school, its headmistress, Miss Read. Through her discerning eye, we meet the villagers of Fairacre and see their trials and tribulations, from the irascible school cleaner Mrs Pringle, to the young schoolchildren with their scraped knees, hopeful faces and ...
Fairacre is a village of cottages, a church and the school - and at the heart of the school, its headmistress, Miss Read. Through her discerning eye, we meet the villagers of Fairacre and see their trials and tribulations, from the irascible school cleaner Mrs Pringle, to the young schoolchildren with their scraped knees, hopeful faces and inevitable mischief. Miss Read takes us through the school year, beginning with the Christmas term when the bitterly cold weather challenges the school's ancient heating system, right through to the hot summer day when school is over for another year. Full of Miss Read's unique, acerbic wit, and wry observations, VILLAGE SCHOOL is an intriguing glimpse into a forgotten world, and has become a true classic.
Fair. Hardback book, no dust jacket, in fair condition. Date 1955. Spine slanting, edgewear to covers, with fading. Discolouration to block edges. Small markings to page 69, in the main the text is clean and tidy.
Good in Missing jacket. Vintage 1956, first printing, first edition, hardcover has survived the decades nicely despite lacking its dustjacket Former library book, with minimal markings from the library, a sticker on spine and a library name on page ends, no others, no card or anything like that. Binding excellent as are ornate red and black flower stamped hardboards. This is the true first edition, first printing of this book, with only MIss Read as the author. filed under Read. Books with 1955 date only are later printings. 1956 was the first printing of book, copyrighted in 1955. Dora Jessie Saint was a BBC copywriter whose first novel was Village School, written under the penname Miss Read, who was a single, sarcastic schoolmarm, whose celebration of the holidays and life are based on Saint's favorite author and inspriation, Jane Austen. MendoPower Employment Services will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes, then send you an e-mail when it ships. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions. listed by AF.
Goodall, J. S. Fine in fine dust jacket. 238 pages. First English Edition. Illustrated by J.S. Goodall. First novel by Miss Read, an account of school life in rural England. Fine, but for a shallow dent in front cover, in a bright and unworn dustjacket with a fairly unobtrusive bruise and abrasion from the same incident which caused the dent in the front cover. Overall, a very attractive copy.
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