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Miss Read, 1913 - 2012 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; many were set in the British countryside -- Fairacre and Thrush Green novels. Read finished her writing career in 1996 with A Peaceful Retirement. In 1998, she was awarded an MBE for her services to literature. She died on April 7, 2012. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Village School 680 copies, 18 reviews
Thrush Green 460 copies, 17 reviews
Village Diary 323 copies, 8 reviews
Village Centenary 296 copies, 1 review
Over The Gate 290 copies, 6 reviews
Summer at Fairacre 277 copies, 5 reviews
News from Thrush Green 275 copies, 4 reviews
Return to Thrush Green 268 copies, 2 reviews
Battles at Thrush Green 267 copies, 6 reviews
Winter in Thrush Green 266 copies, 6 reviews
Gossip from Thrush Green 261 copies, 1 review
Storm in the Village 261 copies, 6 reviews
Affairs at Thrush Green 260 copies, 4 reviews
No Holly for Miss Quinn 240 copies, 4 reviews
The School at Thrush Green 235 copies, 4 reviews
Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre 232 copies, 3 reviews
At Home in Thrush Green 228 copies, 3 reviews
Village Affairs 228 copies, 2 reviews
Changes at Fairacre 224 copies, 1 review
Farewell to Fairacre 222 copies, 2 reviews
Friends at Thrush Green 219 copies, 2 reviews
Tyler's Row 215 copies, 3 reviews
A Peaceful Retirement 204 copies, 3 reviews
Miss Clare Remembers 202 copies, 4 reviews
Farther Afield 200 copies, 2 reviews
Fresh from the Country 200 copies, 1 review
The Fairacre Festival 196 copies, 4 reviews
Village Christmas 179 copies, 3 reviews
The Year at Thrush Green 165 copies, 1 review
Celebrations at Thrush Green 163 copies, 4 reviews
The Market Square 134 copies, 2 reviews
The White Robin 128 copies, 1 review
Tales from a Village School 112 copies, 1 review
The Howards of Caxley 110 copies, 1 review
The Christmas Mouse 103 copies, 4 reviews
Time Remembered 102 copies, 2 reviews
Emily Davis 94 copies, 3 reviews
Christmas at Thrush Green 76 copies, 2 reviews
The World of Thrush Green 69 copies, 1 review
Tiggy 46 copies
Miss Read's Christmas Book 38 copies, 1 review
Miss Read's Country Cooking 32 copies, 2 reviews
Country Bunch 31 copies
A Country Christmas 26 copies, 1 review
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