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Publication Order of Thrush Green Books

Thrush Green (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter in Thrush Green (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
News From Thrush Green (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battles at Thrush Green (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Thrush Green (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gossip from Thrush Green (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Affairs at Thrush Green (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Home in Thrush Green (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The School at Thrush Green (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friends at Thrush Green (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Celebrations at Thrush Green (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year at Thrush Green (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas at Thrush Green (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thrush Green Non-Fiction Books

The World of Thrush Green (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Miss Read was a best-selling author who made the idea of an English village school as a safe and sane haven for the population that grew up after the 2nd world war. A majority of the books were authored under Dora Paint’s pen name, miss read. As a highly accomplished author, miss read has passed away at the age of 98. Dora took her penname from her mother’s name. The fictional story’s which were based on Dora’s Saint real life experiences, appeared each year for a total of 4 decades from the 1950’s.

Dora was highly gifted when it came to describing the joys of the rural areas such as the smelling a field which is full of sage to the discovery of a robin’s nest inside a damson tree. Miss read’s tales of classroom life were completely amazing. Her fictional accounts were translated into multiple languages such as Russian, Japanese, Dutch and German. The child of Arthur Strife, a London bases Insurance agent, Dora was born and raised in the city. Dora’s mother managed Arthur’s businesses after he was posted in France while working during the First World War the Royal Horse Artillery. Later on, Dora’s mother Grace had to undergo surgery, thus the families were forced to abandon the urban life and move to the countryside were Grace could recuperate.

Through the encouragement of her parents, Dora was able to read way before she attended her village school, in Chelsfield at the age of four. During her early years, Dora became acquainted almost all the Beatrix Potter tales and it did not take long before she received a promotion to a higher grade. Despite the fact that she performed poorly at mathematics, she performed exceedingly well at essays. Later on, she joined Bromley county school, a school which her sister also attended. Dora’s love for the English language was inspired by her regular attendance to the Aldwych farces.

Nonetheless, her school still remained her ideal world, with her reminiscences from Chelsfield being somehow tinted but also endearingly appreciative. She made her two fictional villages, Thrush Green and Faircare more real. Just like her father did later on, Dora Paint also turned into teaching. Upon successfully completing her college education at Homerton College, Dora began teaching from the year 1933 to 1940 in Middlesex. After the war ended, she worked as an occasional supply teacher. Furthermore, she also worked for numerous magazines such as Times Educational Supplement and the Punch. She also created scripts for BBC schools service.

The first Fair care novel appeared first in the year 1955. Thrush Green was the first novel in the series. A Peaceful Retirement was the Last Faircare novel and was released in the year 1996. In two autobiography books, A Fortune Grandchild and Time Remembered, the two main themes highlighted in the book were a happy school and a happy home. These two themes were first brought together in the Early Days in the year 1995. Ever since it was released, the Early Days has gone ahead to become the number one reprints by Orion.

With that said, miss read has also authored several children’s books. In the year1998, Dora Saint was selected MBE. Saint and her husband, Douglas lived in a small village which was located in Berkshire. Douglas passed away in the year 2004.

Thrush Green Book 1

In this book, Miss Read chronicles about the life in a small town. These series have achieved a legendary worldwide popularity, since it offers a welcome return to a rather gentler time. This book introduces Thrush Green, a neighboring village to the Fairacre; its blackthorn bushes, enchanting landscape, thatch roofed cottages and jumble sale. In the sleepy Cotswolds village, May 1 is dawning and this in turn means that fair is coming. Paul, who has been sick in bed, is now waiting for the doctor if he is going to be fit to attend the fair.

Ruth, Paul’s Aunt, has been staying with Paul while she was recuperating from a broken engagement. Now, Ruth must discover where her future truly lies. Mrs. Curdle, a proud Gypsy Woman who is in charge of the fair, hates to end the fair though she has not been in good health of late. Additionally, her preferred heir, Ben who is her grandson has been mopey and winter all summer. Ruth fears that she will not be able to find a heir within her clan who will run the fair the way she did.

On the other hand, Ben has been keeping a secret for quite a while. He has been madly in love with a local girl that she had met last year. Is the girl going to remember him? The Sexton’s daughter, Molly works partly barmaid and Paul’s babysitter on weekdays. On weekends she works a full time caretaker of her alcoholic father. Molly dreams of adventure and romance, buts she is not sure whether the choice she has made is the right choice.

Winter in Thrush Green

Despite being a small village in Cotswolds, Thrush Green has its own fair shares of problems. Someone has been stealing from the community. During these trying times, a new neighbor joins the community. Is the community going to reject him or accept him? Irespective as to whether the community is going to accept or reject him, Harold Shoosmith is unquestionably going to be a great addition to the community.

Dimity and Emma are two friends who have not only shared companionship but also a cottage for many years. After the arrival of the new neighbor, Ella all of a sudden feels threatened because she is uncertain of the future since Dimity has formed a new relationship with Harold. In case Dimity marries is Ella going to cope living alone? With that said, the storyline and the characters in this book are not that complicated.

As an outstanding writer, Miss Read work is so simple to read and also understand. All her works have very wonderful characters. In this series she is able to capture the village life of a long-gone era. The Thrush Green series is unquestionably one of those books that you read when you need to escape into a world that is quiet where almost all of the characters are exceedingly nice people.

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