Fairacre
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(4.5 based on 117 ratings)
  • 1
    Village School | Miss Read

    Village School

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
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    Fairacre is a village of cottages, a church and the school - and, at the heart of the school, its head mistress Miss Read. Through her discerning eye, we meet the villagers of Fairacre and see their trials and tribulations, from the irascible school cleaner Mrs Pringle, to the young school children, with their scraped knees, hopeful faces and inevitable mischief.

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  • 2
    Village Diary |  Miss Read

    Village Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Gwen Watford
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    ‘As I have been given a large and magnificent diary for Christmas... I intend to fill it in as long as my ardour lasts.’ Luckily, Miss Read’s ardour lasts all year, encompassing every aspect of Fairacre life. Whether embroiled unwillingly in her friend Amy’s marital hiccups, discussing the changing world with Miss Clare or the modern problems of good local education and rural impoverishment with the schools inspector and the doctor, she remains balanced, humorous and wise.

    Village diary

    This is marvellous. The humour, the events, the history. All told in wonderful tones of english diction and great sense of humour. I lived it with ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2010 by A User ()
  • 3
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  • 3,7
    Storm in the Village & Fairacre Festival | Miss Read

    Storm in the Village & Fairacre Festival

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By June Barrie
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    Storm in the Village, Miss Read, Headmistress of Fairacre School, learns of a proposed new housing development that soon has the citizens of Fairacre up in arms. In The Fairacre Festival, after a storm damages the church roof, the villagers must raise money for repairs.

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  • 4
    Miss Clare Remembers |  Miss Read

    Miss Clare Remembers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Gwen Watford
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    On a bright summer's day, old Miss Clare, now retired from teaching, awaits the visit of her oldest friend, Emily Davis. In between, she recalls the events in their 70-year friendship and country life in England during that time.

    Miss Clare remembers

    Delightful. This narrator is perfect for the book, and the charming stories of an english country village and the inhabitants is written with humour ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2011 by A User ()
  • 5
    Over the Gate | Miss Read

    Over the Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Gwen Watford
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    A weight-losing recipe sends a portly Victorian housemaid literally sky-high. Mrs Next-Door, the queen of copycats, drives her patient neighbour mad with rage; the tragic tale of the ghost of Fairacre; the touch-and-go romance of Elsie Parker. In Over the Gate, Miss Read, the village schoolmistress, continues to remember odd incidents and excellent stories and to retell them with characteristic grace and compassion.

    Over the gate

    This charming and entertaining tale is so heartwarming. In the lovely tones of a clear English accent, the narrator takes us to the heart of English ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 16 2010 by A User ()
  • 6,14
    Village Christmas & The White Robin | Miss Read

    Village Christmas & The White Robin

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By June Barrie
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    From the rural festivities in 'Village Christmas' to the poignant tale of a white robin, these two stories demonstrate the wry wit and light touch of Miss Read. Two heartwarming and wonderfully festive listens.

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  • 6
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  • 7
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  • 8
    Emily Davis |  Miss Read

    Emily Davis

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Gwen Watford
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    After the death of Emily Davis, school teacher and well-loved member of the local community, many of those who knew her cast their minds back to days past and to their memories of Emily. Dolly Clare mourns her loss deeply but remembers with joy and warmth the long friendship they shared. She is joined in her reminiscences by Jane Draper, who started her teaching career under Emily’s guidance, and by those further afield - from London to America.

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  • 9
    Tyler's Row | Miss Read

    Tyler's Row

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Gwen Watford
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    The two-hundred-year-old cottages known as Tyler’s Row, with charming leaded-glass windows and an arched thorn hedge over the gateway, are supposed to provide a haven of peace for their new owners, Peter and Diana Hale.

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    The Christmas Mouse and No Holly for Miss Quinn |  Miss Read

    The Christmas Mouse and No Holly for Miss Quinn

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Gwen Watford
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    A mouse's appearance on Christmas Eve in a widow's bedroom leads to a chance encounter with a small boy. In 'No Holly for Miss Quinn'. And Miss Quinn's preparations for Christmas are made more difficult when her brother's children come to stay.

    Christmas mouse and No holly for Miss Quin

    These two stories were such a delight. Set in the usual english village, probably in the late forties or early fifties, the characters are described ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2011 by A User ()
  • 10
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  • 11
    Farther Afield | Miss Read

    Farther Afield

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Sian Phillips
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    The end of the school year often brings unmitigated rapture for schoolteachers, and so it should for Miss Read, schoolmistress in the charming English village of Fairacre. But on the very first day of the long summer holiday, she falls and breaks her arm. Just when her summer seems ruined, her old friend Amy Garfield, comes to her aid with a diverting suggestion. They travel to Crete for two weeks, and the change of scene provides a welcome break for both of them.

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  • 12
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  • 13
    Village Affairs |  Miss Read

    Village Affairs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By June Barrie
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    The people of Fairacre are up in arms about the possible closure of the village school. This anxious time for Miss Read is made bearable by the support of all her friends and neighbours.

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  • 14
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  • 15
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  • 16
    Summer at Fairacre | Miss Read

    Summer at Fairacre

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Prunella Scales
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    Summer at Fairacre charmingly recounts this bright, bustling season and the problems and possibilities that unfold against the backdrop of roses, skylarks and bees... Joseph Coggs finds a temporary home in the schoolhouse while his mother is in the hospital. Miss Read’s friend Amy mysteriously disappears. And, perhaps most difficult of all, Mrs. Pringle, the grumpy school cleaner, is unable to work because of her ‘bad leg’.

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  • 17
    Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre |  Miss Read

    Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Gwen Watford
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    Mrs. Pringle, the lugubrious school cleaner, has always been a favorite character in the Fairacre series. Here, through the eyes and anecdotes of the schoolmistress Miss Read, and others, we trace Maud Pringle's life. They include childhood visits to the village from her Caxley home, through her working days before her marriage to Fred Pringle, and on to her long association with Fairacre School. We meet again many old friends as they cross Mrs. Pringle's path....

    Fairacre-the perfect English village-enjoy!

    This is the first of the Fairacre books written by Miss Read available on Audible; it's about a peaceful English village & it's inhabitants. I couldn'..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 25 2011 by Amazon Customer (Hemet, CA, United States)
  • 18
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  • 19
    Farewell to Fairacre |  Miss Read

    Farewell to Fairacre

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Sian Phillips
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    Having enjoyed robust health throughout her career, Miss Read, the village schoolmistress at Fairacre, is looking forward to an energetic retirement in a few years' time. But, to her dismay, she is suddenly taken ill. She has no wish to give up her post yet, but memories of her former colleague collapsing in front of the schoolchildren haunt her. Is it time to say farewell to Fairacre?

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  • 20
    A Peaceful Retirement |  Miss Read

    A Peaceful Retirement

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Miss Read
    • Narrated By Sian Phillips
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    The village schoolmistress, Miss Read, greets retirement with excitement, and settles down to endless lazy days, but her idyll is interrupted by the daily cares of her friends and fellow villagers in this, the latest Miss Read novel.

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