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A brand new Miss Read novel, set in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green at Christmas.
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.
Packed with unforgettable characters, enchanting stories and festive cheer. * SOUTH WALES ARGUS * There is something profoundly consoling about a novel by Miss Read -- Stephanie Cross * THE LADY *