Fairacre Series

20 primary works • 20 total works
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. The first three books have been published in a single volume, Chronicles of Fairacre.

Book 1

Village School
4.08
· 3963 Ratings · 447 Reviews · published 1955 · 28 editions
The first novel in the beloved Fairacre series, Vi…
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Book 2

Village Diary
4.23
· 1661 Ratings · 149 Reviews · published 1955 · 25 editions
The enchanting follow-up to Village School, Miss R…
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Book 3

Storm in the Village
4.25
· 1420 Ratings · 105 Reviews · published 1958 · 19 editions
Trouble brews in the tiny country village of Faira…
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Book 4

Miss Clare Remembers
4.30
· 637 Ratings · 74 Reviews · published 1962 · 15 editions
With humour and charm 'Miss Read' brings to life t…
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Book 5

Over the Gate
4.19
· 1011 Ratings · 87 Reviews · published 1964 · 20 editions
Throughout her years as schoolmistress, Miss Read …
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Book 6

Village Christmas
4.18
· 692 Ratings · 78 Reviews · published 1966 · 8 editions
A family new to Fairacre is viewed with suspicion …
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Book 7

Fairacre Festival
4.24
· 832 Ratings · 65 Reviews · published 1968 · 13 editions
The first day of October brings an unheralded and …
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Book 8

Emily Davis
4.22
· 340 Ratings · 41 Reviews · published 1971 · 11 editions
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Book 9

Tyler's Row
4.25
· 901 Ratings · 74 Reviews · published 1973 · 23 editions
Miss Read, whose real name is Dora Jessie Saint, h…
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Book 10

The Christmas Mouse
4.19
· 576 Ratings · 60 Reviews · published 1973 · 8 editions
Mrs. Berry is frightened by a mouse and goes down…
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Book 11

Farther Afield
4.33
· 857 Ratings · 60 Reviews · published 1973 · 2 editions
Miss Read, whose real name is Dora Jessie Saint, h…
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Book 12

No Holly for Miss Quinn
4.23
· 786 Ratings · 80 Reviews · published 1976 · 10 editions
Miss Quinn, who cherishes her privacy, intends to …
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Book 13

Village Affairs
4.28
· 767 Ratings · 52 Reviews · published 1977 · 19 editions
Open the gate to Fairacre, America’s favorite Engl…
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Book 14

The White Robin
4.13
· 364 Ratings · 27 Reviews · published 1979 · 5 editions
When a white robin comes to the quiet village of F…
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Book 15

Village Centenary
4.34
· 804 Ratings · 46 Reviews · published 1980 · 17 editions
VILLAGE CENTENARY welcomes us back to Miss Read's …
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Book 16

Summer at Fairacre
4.39
· 950 Ratings · 69 Reviews · published 1984 · 15 editions
After a long winter of red noses and wet mittens, …
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Book 17

Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre
4.12
· 733 Ratings · 61 Reviews · published 1989 · 18 editions
Through the eyes of many Fairacre friends, we trac…
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Book 18

Changes at Fairacre
4.37
· 873 Ratings · 40 Reviews · published 1991 · 16 editions
Times are changing in the charming downland villag…
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Book 19

Farewell to Fairacre
4.40
· 708 Ratings · 32 Reviews · published 1993 · 16 editions
The last novel in the beloved Fairacre series find…
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Book 20

A Peaceful Retirement
4.30
· 805 Ratings · 68 Reviews · published 1996 · 19 editions
Fairacre's retired schoolmistress was looking forw…
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