At Home in Thrush Green
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At Home in Thrush Green (Thrush Green #8)

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It is spring in the village of Thrush Green. In neighboring Lulling, Charles Henstock admires the blooming garden of his new vicarage, glad that the squabbles with his parishoners in Affairs at Thrush Green are settled. And yet the good vicar wistfully recalls his former home - the ugly, old rectory of Thrush Green, which burned to the ground. Now, from the rectory's ruins...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published November 7th 2002 by Mariner Books (first published 1985)
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So happy to discover Miss Read after stuffing myself with John Sandford and Benjamin Black thrillers to distract from Real Life.....a mid-20th-century small-town England life reminiscent of Mrs. Gaskell's "Cranford," one of my favorite books. What fun discovering ladies who use a "draining board," which I still call what others call a kitchen counter. What delight uncovering the little dramas--irritated neighbors, a dash of envy, pets with nasty habits, difficult relatives and old loves, snapsho...more
I think any book by Miss Read is a good book. They are relaxing stories, not meant to tax your mind, perfect for that "just before bed" moment!
If there's anything more comforting than a Miss Read novel, I don't know what it is. Perfect for when the world seems big, cold and scary.
Always enjoy Miss Read!
Though he fondly remembers the poorly designed Victorian vicarage that was reduced to cinders recently, leaving him and his wife homeless, Charles Henstock, the rector of Thrush Green is pleased to observe the completion of the new senior residences that have taken its place. The charming little cottages are perfect for the older residents of the area who can no longer care for themselves. Applicants for the limited space are numerous, however, and it is with some anxiety that Charles and the ot...more
Erin Eve
I picked this up during slow moments working for a local bookstore because it seemed to be very popular with the customers, and I'd never heard of the author or the series before. What I found was a comfortable and charming read about the lives of the villagers in Thrush Green, set against the descriptive and calming background of the steadily changing seasons. Normally an abundance of characters is the first thing to turn me off a book, but each of these characters are extremely well-sketched a...more
Kathie Harper
This is definitely an escape and comforting book. A romp through the scenic Cotswolds' villages filled with eccentric characters and everyday challenges is the perfect tonic for a healing head.
Silly, but sweet. Nice, feel-good and brainless stories for the end of a stressful day.
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Dora Jessie Saint MBE née 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 villa...more
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Village School (Fairacre, #1) Thrush Green (Thrush Green, #1) Village Diary (Chronicles of Fairacre, #2) Storm in the Village (Chronicles of Fairacre, #3) Winter in Thrush Green (Thrush Green, #2)

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