The second Fairacre novel, from the bestselling author of VILLAGE SCHOOL.
In her first book VILLAGE SCHOOL Miss Read gave a picture of the small but detailed world of a typical primary school in a remote country area, a world peopled by the children themselves, Miss Clare the venerable infants teacher, glum Mrs Pringle the cleaner, the vicar and other inhabitants of Fairacre. In VILLAGE DIARY Miss Read describes the people of Fairacre with the same exactitude, sense of comedy and sharp observation.
In addition to those characters familiar to readers of VILLAGE SCHOOL there are newcomers, including dictatorial Amy, an old college friend, Mr Mawne, whom the village sees as a possible husband for the unwilling Miss Read and the earnest new infants teacher. Overshadowing everything, there is the mammoth country pageant in which Fairacre is so sharply and painfully divided...
Miss Read is a teacher by profession who started writing after the Second World War. In additional to her novels, she has written on educational and country matters and worked as a script-writer for the BBC. She lives in Berkshire and was made an MBE for her services to literature.
Previous titles include:
Numerous novels including those of Thrush Green and Fairacre, plus non-fiction and children's books
Chronicles of Fairacre
Storm in the Village