Farewell to Fairacre

Farewell to Fairacre By Miss Read, Farewell to Fairacre The last novel in the beloved Fairacre series finds Miss Read with important decisions to make Gradually worsening health forces her to consider an early retirement John Jenkins a handsome newcomer
  • Title: Farewell to Fairacre
  • Author: Miss Read
  • ISBN: 9780618154562
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • Farewell to Fairacre By Miss Read, The last novel in the beloved Fairacre series finds Miss Read with important decisions to make Gradually worsening health forces her to consider an early retirement John Jenkins, a handsome newcomer, competes for her affections with the newly widowed Henry Mawne However, Miss Read has on her mind than men Orphans living in her former house have bolstered the villaThe last novel in the beloved Fairacre series finds Miss Read with important decisions to make Gradually worsening health forces her to consider an early retirement John Jenkins, a handsome newcomer, competes for her affections with the newly widowed Henry Mawne However, Miss Read has on her mind than men Orphans living in her former house have bolstered the village school s roll, but these new students seem to be having problems with their adoptive family In the midst of all this turmoil, readers can rest assured that FAREWELL TO FAIRACRE boasts all the elements they have come to love eccentric villagers, gentle humor, and a verdant rural landscape teeming with lambs, larks, and blackthorn bushes.
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    About "Miss Read"

    1. Miss Read

      Dora Jessie Saint MBE n e Shafe born 17 April 1913 , best known by the pen name Miss Read, was an English novelist, by profession a schoolmistress Her pseudonym was derived from her mother s maiden name She began writing for several journals after World War II and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC.She wrote a series of novels from 1955 to 1996 Her work centred on two fictional English villages, Fairacre and Thrush Green The principal character in the Fairacre books, Miss Read , is an unmarried schoolteacher in a small village school, an acerbic and yet compassionate observer of village life Miss Read s novels are wry regional social comedies, laced with gentle humour and subtle social commentary Miss Read is also a keen observer of nature and the changing seasons In 1940 she married her now late husband, Douglas, a former headmaster The couple have a daughter, Jill.Her most direct influence is from Jane Austen, although her work also bears similarities to the social comedies of manners written in the 1920s and 1930s, and in particular the work of Barbara Pym Miss Read s work has influenced a number of writers in her own turn, including the American writer Jan Karon The musician Enya has a track on her Watermark album named after the book Miss Clare Remembers, and one on her Shepherd Moons album named after No Holly for Miss Quinn.In 1996 she retired In 1998 she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services to literature She lives in Berkshire.

    473 thoughts on “Farewell to Fairacre”

    1. But but I don t want to say farewell to Fairacre sigh I guess I d better go pack my bags for Thrush Green I hope the weather s nice there.


    2. And I ve finished the penultimate Fairacre book I find the character of Miss Read to be very compatible, very approachable, and lots of fun to spend time with Here, she s ready to say goodbye to her little school but not without the usual amount of village upsets No diminution of sweetness here at the end of the series.


    3. Jae discovered the delightful English writer, Miss Read We read all the books we could find through our local libraries I ve continued to read any I can locate Jae loved the village of Thrush Green, but my favorite is Fairacre Two of the Fairacre novels were among my first purchases for my NOOK Both were about the schoolteacher s retirement A little bibliotherapy


    4. I will someday have to reread these wonderful novels I am fortunate that Miss Read was such a prolific writer as there are many of her books to read I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of the Fairacre and Thrush Green novels.


    5. A sober Fairacre with Miss Read facing health issues and retirement Nevertheless, as each book in the series, it is filled with the joy of living in an English village, the beauty of the countryside, the rich blessing of friendships, and the value of a quiet, solitary life.


    6. In which Miss Read retires I felt some stress a few days ago and I quickly reach for this book and my cares seem less burdensome, my world started to right itself D



    7. I m just so sad that this series is ending for me Knowing that the imaginary Miss Read is able to enjoy her retirement also, however, is somewhat of a comfort.



    8. Miss Read s in her late fifties She develops health problems and has to decide whether or not she should take early retirement from teaching She also ends up with two guys who are interested in her, Ern beats up Minnie again , the death of a character s wife and a number of other things that happen.As with all the Miss Read books there is minimal violence due to Ern, Bert or Arthus , the only deaths are natural causes or an accident and there s always a good ending That is one of the things that [...]



    9. i ve not read a Miss Read book for years and I enjoyed this one, but not as much as I expected to It was amusing and well observed, but two story lines were hinted at and then not really developed I enjoyed the way that Miss Read had two unwanted suitors and how she dealt with them The way village gossip spread was hilarious Not that it s much to do with the book, but I was surprised at how casually a stroke was treated only a few years back All in all it was a nice relaxing book.


    10. After a scare with her health, Miss Read decides to retire Follow her health, her final year at the school, her future plans, AND her first proposal, and you have than enough to hold your interest.


    11. Miss Read retires gracefully from Fairacre village school A beautifully read audiobook, delightful descriptions and plenty of tongue in cheek wit.


    12. What a charming read This novel about the life of a village teacher and her retirement was soothing while realistic I highly recommend this to anyone who has ever taught.


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