Synopses & Reviews
'The English village of Fairacre, comfortably nestled in the heart
of the Cotswolds, is a picturesque place of tile-roof cottages, a
historic church, a post office, and a small primary school. Through the
school's beloved headmistress, Miss Read, we meet the inhabitants
of Fairacre and share in their trials and tribulations, their milestone
celebrations, and their daily joys.
Trouble brews when it becomes known that Farmer Miller's hundred acre
field is slated for a real estate development—and the village school will
close—in this third installment in the Fairacre series.'
Trouble brews in the tiny country village of Fairacre when it is discovered that Farmer Millers Hundred Acre Field is slated for real estate development. Alarming rumors are circulating, among them the fear that the village school may close. The endearing schoolmistress Miss Read brings her inimitable blend of affection and clear-sighted candor to this report, in which a young girl finds her first love, an older woman accepts a new role in life, and the impassioned battle to save the village from being engulfed is at the forefront of every villagers mind.
About the Author
Miss Read (1913-2012) was 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.