Farther afield

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Joseph, 1974 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Review: Farther Afield (Fairacre #11)

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Written in the 1970's but an interesting book from a series about a spinster schoolteacher and her beloved village in England. Read full review

Review: Farther Afield (Fairacre #11)

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This was published in 1965 when foreign holidays were not commonly taken. I found the story bland and the protagonist, a single teacher who breaks a bone and is whisked off to Crete for a holiday by a ... Read full review


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Miss Read was born on April 17, 1913 as Dora Jessie Shafe. She worked as a teacher and started writing after World War II for Punch and other journals and as a scriptwriter for the BBC. She wrote her novels under the name Read which was her mother's maiden name. She is best known for her novels of English rural life and used her own memories of living and teaching in a small English village in her novels. She wrote more than forty novels, especially about Fairacre and Thrush Green and finished her writing career in 1996 with A Peaceful Retirement. In 1998, she was awarded an MBE for her services to literature. She currently lives in Berkshire, United Kingdom with her husband.

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