The very first Miss Read novel - set in 1950s England, perfect nostalgia from the bestselling author of the Fairacre series.
Fairacre is a village of cottages, a church and the school - and at the heart of the school, its head mistress, Miss Read.
Through her discerning eye, we meet the villagers of Fairacre and see their trials and tribulations, from the irascible school cleaner Mrs Pringle, to the young school children, with their scraped knees, hopeful faces and inevitable mischief.
Miss Read takes us through the school year, beginning with the Christmas term, when the bitterly cold weather challenges the school's ancient heating system, right through to the hot summer day when school is over for another year.
Full of Miss Read's unique, acerbic wit and wry observations, VILLAGE SCHOOL is an intriguing glimpse into a forgotten world and has become a true classic.
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