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Affairs At Thrush Green (Thrush Green #7)

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The fourth volume available in the Thrush Green paperback series continues the fortunes of the Thrush Green families we last met in Gossip from Thrush Green.
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Published October 3rd 1998 by Penguin Books (first published 1983)
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Arriving in Utah with 3 books on my Nook, I promptly dropped it while in the midst of grandmother chores. The poor Bronte sisters faces bled into the background. Although I have precious little reading time here as I supervise 3 boys ages 3 and under, I was desperate for a book. Being somewhat a Luddite, I nevertheless was sure I could figure out how to read a book from my phone. Sure enough I conquered technology and what did I turn to in my hour of need? Thrush Green, of course! This volume wa ...more
Two years after the rectory burned down, Charles Henstock is settling into his new role with 4 parishes. There are some hiccups along the way and he wonders if he can live up to the reputation of his predecessor. Dotty Harmer's niece Connie has moved into Dotty's cottage to help out. Meanwhile, Albert Piggot receives a shock and Percy Hodge has marital troubles. Kit Armitage, long absent from Thrush Green, returns to the place of his youth to search for a retirement home. Perhaps he'll take one ...more
I'm going to do a combined review for all the remaining Thrush Green books (with the exception of Christmas) because although they are all excellent, they are also all basically the same, in the way that episodes of The Archers are all the same. So, still worth reading; but hard to differentiate one book from another.

The attraction comes from seeing the seasons ebb and flow, and picking up the stories of the characters. There are changes - characters die, babies are born, houses are built, newc
Stephanie Erb
I found the Kit Armitage storyline to be confusing at best. Miss Read didn't seem certain how old she wanted him to be - he was said to be Dotty' s contemporary, but the plotline was more appropriate for a much younger man. The other plots are wonderful as usual, but the Connie-Kit-Violet storyline required much mental gymnastics.
"In Affairs at Thrush Green, Miss Read continues the fortunes of the Thrush Green families whom we last met in Gossip from Thrush Green. Here we follow the kindly vicar, Charles Henstock, to neighboring Lulling, after his home burned to the ground at the end of the earlier novel. Going to a new church is never easy, even in the best of times; indeed, poor Dr. Henstock encounters some very redoubtable females in Lulling. A full-scale power struggle erupts oer the question of kneeling cushions for ...more
The Thrush Green series is the sort that makes great bedtime reading---just enough plot to keep you interested, but nothing so thrilling that it'll up your blood pressure, or so suspenseful as to prevent you from putting the book down when it's time to shut your eyes. The series chronicles the day-to-day life of a set of interesting folk in a tiny village in the Cotswold Hills. In Affairs at Thrush Green, the plot centers around the vicar, who has recently re-married (I won't tell you to whom, i ...more
As she follows the lives of the Thrust Green inhabitants, Miss Read reminds us that even in the quaintest, quietest of villages, life can be full of excitement. The rector's battle with several stubborn and selfish parish women; the marital problems experienced by Albert Piggott, whose wife has recently returned, and Percy Hodge, who can't seem to find satisfaction with his own new wife; the blossoming romance between Dotty's niece and a newcomer to the village; and many other small and large up ...more
Nathalie S
"Affairs" as in "Happenings in people's lives" not as in love affairs, just so you know. This is Miss Read after all ;>
This is my first "Miss Read" book. It's like sitting at the window, looking out at everything that's going on in the village.

The book was first published in 1983, and I think even then it would've been considered quaint.

It's a gentle story of the lives of the villagers. Not much plot, but you get to know the people pretty well (apparently you know them much better if you've read the first 6 books in the series!)

The first "Miss Read" book I've ever read, though I've recommended them before to those who like "gentle reads". It's like following a full year, from winter to winter, of the life and loves of ordinary people in a rural parish. Actually rather pleasant, although it would be helped by having an overall theme to develop.
I love this sweet and simple series of books.
I've tried Miss Read before, but this was the first time I've enjoyed her so. Maybe now I can attempt some of the others.
I love all Miss Read books. I've learned a lot about English villages, English traditions and village school systems.
Mary Donovan
An absolutely delightful tale of village life in England. I want to read all her books now.
If you enjoyed The Mitford series, you will probably enjoy Miss Read's books.
Old fashioned characters but love the English villge settings
Another refreshing visit to Thrush Green; always a relaxing read.
Unbelievable. I'm reading another Thrush Green book.
Another delightful book.
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