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The Caxley Chronicles

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Set in Caxley, the quiet country town neighboring the village of Fairacre, The Caxley Chronicles follow two intertwined families, the Howards and the Norths, through the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century. The first Caxley tale, The Market Square, introduces the deep-rooted camaraderie of Septimus Howard and Bender North, whose friendship survives misunderstand ...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published May 2nd 2007 by Mariner Books (first published November 4th 1999)
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Lynne Tull
I like the series! For those readers who like to read a series in order this is the book to read first! I wish I had figured it out before I read "The Howards of Caxley" and started the Fairacre series. I read "Market Square" and then I had to skim through "The Howards..." to refresh my memory. Everything fell into place once I had the history. The Fairacre Series is related to Caxley only because it is a few miles from Caxley...or as "they" say "down the road". The residents of Fairacre come to ...more
Kathy
The Caxley Chronicles is the companion book to the Fairacre series books. It has been awhile since I finished the Fairacre books, so it was nice to revisit the area! I did enjoy the book, and found it full of Miss Read's descriptions of local flower and fauna. The storyline was quite enjoyable, and the ending so satisfying. Looking forward to Thrush Green!!
Austen to Zafón
Set in Caxley, a quiet country town, The Caxley Chronicles follow two intertwined families, the Howards and the Norths, through the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century. I've always been going to read Miss Read and this seemed a good place to start. I expected it to be sort of fluffy and goody-two-shoes, but it was refreshingly Pym-like and I enjoyed it much more than I expected to. Read has a shrewd, but kind view of people. I am looking forward to reading her other books, of which th ...more
Jane
I. Loved. This. Book. Love, history, a little religion, honest people and a wee bit of mystery. I can't wait to read more from this author!
Rln
Pleasant, easy, relaxing read. I' just bought the Village School to start the whole series!
Penny
Read 'The Market Square' - pleasant reading
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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
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