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Miss Read

(Dora Saint)
UK (1913 - 2012)

Miss Read, or in real life Dora Saint, was born 17 April 1913. A teacher by profession, she started writing after the Second World War for Punch and other journals and as a scriptwriter for the BBC. She is the author of many immensely popular books, including two autobiographical works, but it is for her novels of English rural life for which she is best known. The first of these, Village School, was published in 1955 and Miss Read continued to write about the fictitious villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green until her retirement in 1996. In the 1998 New Year Honours list she was awarded an MBE for her services to literature.
Village SchoolVillage DiaryStorm in the VillageMiss Clare Remembers
Over the GateVillage ChristmasThe Fairacre FestivalEmily Davis
Tyler's RowThe Christmas MouseFarther AfieldNo Holly for Miss Quinn
Village AffairsThe White RobinVillage CentenarySummer at Fairacre
Mrs. PringleChanges at FairacreFarewell to FairacreA Peaceful Retirement
Thrush GreenWinter in Thrush GreenNews from Thrush GreenBattles at Thrush Green
Return to Thrush GreenGossip from Thrush GreenAffairs at Thrush GreenAt Home in Thrush Green
The School at Thrush GreenFriends at Thrush GreenCelebrations at Thrush GreenThe Year at Thrush Green
Christmas at Thrush GreenLife at Thrush Green: Thrush Green / Winter in Thrush Green / News from Thrush GreenMore Stories from Thrush Green: Battles at Thrush Green / Return to Thrush Green / Gossip from Thrush GreenThe World of Thrush Green
Tales from Thrush Green: Affairs at Thrush Green / At Home in Thrush GreenEncounters at Thrush Green Omnibus: The School at Thrush Green / Friends at Thrush GreenThe Villagers of Thrush GreenFarewell, Thrush Green: Celebrations at Thrush Green / Year at Thrush Green
The Complete Thrush Green Collection: 13 Great Novels
The Howards of CaxleyThe Caxley Chronicles Omnibus: Market Square/ Howards of Caxley
Chronicles of Fairacre: Village School / Village Diary / Storm in the VillageFurther Chronicles of FairacreFairacre Roundabout: Tyler's Row / Farther Afield / Village AffairsMiss Read's Christmas Tales: Village Christmas / Christmas Mouse
Christmas at Fairacre: Village Christmas / Christmas Mouse / No Holly for Miss QuinnVillage Christmas / The Christmas MouseFairacre Affairs Omnibus: Village Centenary / Summer At FairacreThe Last Chronicle of Fairacre: Changes at Fairacre / Farewell to Fairacre / A Peaceful Retirement
Christmas Mouse / Village ChristmasThe Caxley ChroniclesMiss Clare Remembers / Emily Davis

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