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Farther Afield (1974)

by Miss Read

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Series: Chronicles of Fairacre (11)

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The end of term arrives and Miss Read is looking forward to the weeks ahead, but on the very first day of the long summer holiday she falls and breaks her arm. Instantly all her plans are in tatters. Then her friend Amy comes up with a plan: and so it is the two of them leave Fairacre for the island of Crete. The change of scene provides a welcome break for both women, and when Miss Read returns, refreshed, to Fairacre, she is ready to tackle the problems that await her.… (more)

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very nice, typical Miss Read ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
This struck me as something of a departure for Miss Read. This book is concerned with comparing and contrasting spinsterhood with marriage- and deeply, philosophically so. Examines infidelity, chores, solitude, loneliness and more- all with the proper British reserve, of course. It's a lovely book, but not at all sweet village tales, as I've come to expect. I think this will shake out as one of my favorites after all is said and done. ( )
1 vote satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
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