A peaceful retirement
Far from peaceful, Miss Read's first year of retirement is filled with homespun adventures, as this charming book brings the Fairacre series of novels to a close. Having bid farewell to her pupils at Fairacre School, Miss Read finds herself as busy and in demand as ever, on holiday in Florence, helping with church and school affairs, and offering a kindly ear to her often eccentric neighbors. Soon she is counseling Henry Mawne on his thorny marriage, gently resisting her own perennial suitor, John Jenkins, and, finally, discovering her talent for writing. Once again, Miss Read's affection for the minutiae of village life, her love of nature, and her good humor make her excellent company. Miss Read's many fans will have more to look forward to: the author will continue to add to her Thrush Green series of novels.
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|Grouped Work ID||f1955eef-1907-105a-4523-25a7fe137c3e|
|Grouping Title||peaceful retirement|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-29 02:07:29AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-13 05:52:46AM|
|available_at_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|display_description||Open the gate to Fairacre, America's favorite English village. Having bid a last farewell to her pupils at Fairacre School, Miss Read settles down to what she hopes will be a relaxing retirement. It is not entirely so, of course. She finds herself as busy and in demand as ever: on holiday in Florence, helping with church and school affairs, and offering a kindly ear to her eccentric neighbors. With her teaching days behind her, Miss Read discovers her talent for writing, opening a new and exciting chapter in her life-and bringing to a close her stories of life in Fairacre, the timeless English village beloved by millions of readers.|
|local_callnumber_englewood||F READ, MISS|
|owning_library_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|owning_location_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|subject_facet||Country life -- England -- Fiction|
Thrush Green (Imaginary place) -- Fiction
Villages -- England -- Fiction
|title_display||A peaceful retirement|
|title_full||A peaceful retirement / Miss Read ; illustrations by Andrew Dodds|
A peaceful retirement [electronic resource] Read, Miss.
|title_short||A peaceful retirement|
Thrush Green (Imaginary place)