Village Diary

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2, 2007 - Fiction - 254 pages
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The enchanting follow-up to Village School, Miss Read's beloved first novel, Village Diary once again transports us to the picturesque English village of Fairacre. Each chapter describes a month in the life of the village school’s headmistress, Miss Read. As the villagers prepare for their country pageant, Fairacre welcomes many newcomers, such as the headstrong Amy, Mr. Mawne (whom the villagers would like to see the reluctant Miss Read marry), and the earnest new infants' teacher, Miss Jackson.

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

This installment takes look at a year in Fairacre through the eyes of the head teacher from January to December at a time when many schools were being consolidated. It's also a glimpse of village life ... Read full review

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User Review  - Condorena - LibraryThing

The area featured to in these stories is about 75 years behind the times. The years referred to in the narrative is the 1950's but the school has no running water,toilets are buckets and they use pen ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Miss Read is the pseudonym of Mrs. Dora Saint, a former schoolteacher beloved for her novels of English rural life, especially those set in the fictional villages of Thrush Green and Fairacre. The first of these, Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write until her retirement in 1996. In the 1998, she was awarded an MBE, or Member of the Order of the British Empire, for her services to literature. She lives in Berkshire.

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