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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. She lives in Berkshire, and in the 1998 New Year Honours list was awarded an MBE for her services to literature. She died in April 2012.

If you like Miss Read you might also like to read books by Gervase Phinn, Rebecca Shaw and Jack Sheffield.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Miss Read

Christmas with Miss Read Christmas at Fairacre, A Country Christmas by Miss Read
Christmas with Miss Read Christmas at Fairacre, A Country Christmas
Miss Read
If you want heart-warming reading then look no further than the unrivaled Miss Read. This delightful omnibus edition of A Country Christmas and Christmas at Fairacre is packed with unforgettable characters, enchanting stories and Christmas cheer and really is the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2012
Christmas at Thrush Green by Miss Read
Christmas at Thrush Green
Miss Read
The next in the Thrush Green Series bringing back all the old familiar characters and setting them in a lovely cosy Christmas setting perfect for a winter warmer read. A note for die-hard fans this is a story written in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/10/2010
Thrush Green by Miss Read
Thrush Green
Miss Read
Thrush Green is the neighbouring village to Fairacre which leads to a whole new set of characters for us to enjoy. The first novel in the series is set on one particular May Day when the fair has come to...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/02/2007
Winter in Thrush Green by Miss Read
Winter in Thrush Green
Miss Read
Miss Read vividly evokes a tale of rural village life which is so charming and gentle it makes you want to pack your bags and move to the country.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/02/2007
Village School by Miss Read
Village School
Miss Read
The first in the Fairacre novels series. A gentle story following a school year from the Christmas term through to Summer. Along the way we meet the meet the villagers and see their ups and downs as they cope with...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 15/05/2006
Village Diary by Miss Read
Village Diary
Miss Read
The second Fairacre novel introduces us to more of the village characters with each chapter representing a month in the village calendar. Our narrator, Miss Read, relates all the village happenings with good humour, even when it involves the fact...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 15/05/2006

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