Village Christmas

Author:

Miss Read

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

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Publisher

Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 1995
ISBN-13

9780146000171

ISBN-10 014600017X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 64 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 20 X 14 X 0.8
Weight (grms) 80

A predicable but nonetheless a, Happy Christmas, quick read. The Penguin 60s, is a series of small books, all just 60 pages in length and was published to celebrate Penguin’s 60th year of publishing. Miss Read writes about the fictional villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green together with a varied assortment of villagers. Her stories are about a simple way of life, long gone.

Miss Read

Miss Read, or in real life Dora Saint, was a teacher by profession who started writing after the second world war, beginning with light essays written for Punch and other journals. She then wrote on educational and country matters and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC. Miss Read was married to a schoolmaster for sixty-four years until his death in 2004, and they had one daughter. Miss Read was awarded an MBE in the 1998 New Year Honours list for her services to literature, She was the author of many immensely popular books, including two autobiographical works, but it was her novels of English rural life for which she was best known. The first of these Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write about the fictional villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green for many years. She lived near Newbury in Berkshire until her death in 2012. Two plays based on her work have been written by Ron Perry, Miss Read's Thrush Green and Miss Read Remembered.
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