Village School Paperback – Mar 30 2001
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"If you've ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you'll relish a visit to Fairacre." -- Jan Karon
About the Author
The prolific Miss Read is Mrs. Dora Saint, a retired school teacher and long-time resident of a Berkshire village in England.
Top Customer Reviews
The school year brings its usual learning, fun, and skinned knees needing special tender care. Along with Miss Reed, the dedicated but somewhat old-fashioned yet quite popular "uncertificated Teacher" Miss Clare is back and the gloom and doom custodian Mrs. Pringle is ready to keep the building clean. Finally, the awe and energy of the wide-eyed children and their village relatives offer a new year of promise and hard work.
The first novel in Miss Read's cherished Fairacre series, VILLAGE SCHOOL is a reprint of the 1955 tale that introduced the lovable teacher and her villagers to the world. Though written before Sputnik, the story line surprisingly retains a freshness and high energy level at a leisurely pace even as the remoteness of the village seems impossible in today's Internet world. The enjoyable offbeat cast remains fun to observe and often humorous as life in a bygone era comes fully alive in what was contemporary then but a strong historical now. This demonstrates how good a writer Miss Read is.
These are my run-for-cover books. When the world is too much with me, I find my copy of Village School or Village Diary, wrap up in a quilt, and fall under the spell of these gentle novels.
Most recent customer reviews
Good book - it is a bit slow - but I suspect the next books in the series are better. So I look forward to reading them.Published 18 days ago by J and V Van
I loved this book and do believe I have found another home when Mitford ends! I loved the characters and although simple, I can't wait to devour the next one!Published on Dec 5 2003 by Tonya Speelman