Storm In The Village

Storm In The Village In this third chronicle of village life Miss Read is still living and teaching at Fairacre and the ineffable Miss Crabbe the incomparable Mrs Pringle and Miss Clare all return to join the battle ag

  • Title: Storm In The Village
  • Author: Miss Read
  • ISBN: 9780752877457
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • In this third chronicle of village life, Miss Read is still living and teaching at Fairacre, and the ineffable Miss Crabbe, the incomparable Mrs Pringle and Miss Clare all return to join the battle against the housing development.

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    1. This one made me want to move to Fairacre and live in a little thatched cottage. Another lovely little tale of village denizens living their lives, all entangled, all fairly aligned. Mrs. Pringle stomps through, hilariously dour. She's fast becoming my favorite character, though the dear Doctor runs a close second.These books are like a bowl of macaroni and cheese on a night full of sleet and bluster. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    2. I had suspected that I would love the Fairacre novels as much as Miss Read's other series, Thrush Green. However, these novels are even better!In this third volume in the series, the village of Fairacre braces itself to oppose a proposed housing estate, while Miss Read's assistant, Miss Jackson, puts her job and reputation at risk over a womanizing man. How will it all end? Unlike Thrush Green, where the happy ending is preordained, in Storm in the Village, there is a real sense of suspense -- p [...]

    3. Delightful series. Wasn't sure if I would like thisas much as the Thrush Green series, but I do! I lovethe characters in this tiny village. Not goody goody or icky sticky nice nice. The characters are very human,and not all of them are pleasant. Mrs Pringle is a grumpy opinionated old bat and a terrible gossip. There are otherswomen in the village who are also pushy and demanding. Then youhave a silly stubborn naive young woman who is the teacher of the younger students( 5 to 8 year old)at Faira [...]

    4. Historic Fiction Lost the charmI didn't like this one near as much as the last, embroiled as it is with the threat of a large urban suburb planned next to the small country village. And for Miss Read, some unpleasantness with her unlikeable assistant. Bottom line, without the charm of all the children, these books have petered out for me. I think I will go on to the next one, since it's from Miss Clare's perspective, a look back at all that changed over the course of her life, but I doubt I'll p [...]

    5. "Nothing can beat a village, I thought, for living in! A small village, a remote village, a village basking, as smug & snug as a cat, in morning sunlight! I continued my lover’s progress, besotted with my village’s charms. Just look at that weeping willow, plumed like a fountain, that lime tree murmerous with bees, that scarlet pimpernel blazing in a dusty verge, the curve of that hooded porch, that jasmine – in fact, look at every petal, twig, brick, beam, thatch, wall, [...]

    6. Another charming slice-of-life book about the village of Fairacre - this time Fairacre and neighboring village Beech Green are threatened by a proposed housing development to house some of the workers of a nearby atomic power plant.I do wish that Random House would get someone to edit these ePub books, though. This one wasn't quite as bad as the previous book, but still had plenty of errors. It makes reading the book frustrating

    7. This was another sweet, old fashioned story that you can't help but like. You, of course, have to like simple stories about small villages and the lives they contain.

    8. There are two major things going on in this volume; Miss Jackson is taking up with a rather unsavory guy and a greedy company wants to take over a large section of farmland and build a housing development. The second upsets most of the people in Fairacre since it would bring massive change that could end up hurting the village.The first one involves the young teacher possibly losing her teaching job because of the person she has fallen for not being a nice person at all.One of the smaller things [...]

    9. I don't think this Fairacre book is one I've found in the past, making it most welcome. The actual "storm" in the village, the worry of a large housing project being built and disturbing the balance and peace of everyone, wasn't as compelling as the continuance of the daily routines of the beloved characters. The painful life and resilience of little Joe is explored with tenderness and respect. And the frailty of Miss Clare is in the forefront. Much loved series and author.

    10. Miss Read must have been hitting her stride by the time she wrote this, the third Fairacre novel; it was far better than the previous two.

    11. The best among the first three of Fairacre series :-)) A couple of 'storms' brewing up in this idyllic village made it a very interesting read. A proposed housing estate, opposed vehemently by the inhabitants of Fairacre and Beech Green; Miss Jackson, Miss Read's new assistant, putting her reputation and career at stake because of her affair with a vaguely disreputable man; Little Joseph Cogg's rebellion, ultimately for the betterment of his family; Miss Clare's illness and her well wishers work [...]

    12. Trouble seems to be everywhere in this edition of Miss Read's Fairacre series. A government office is threatening to seize Farmer Miller's land to build a huge new housing community, Miss Jackson is caught up in a love affair with a highly unsuitable man, and MIss Clare seems to have lost her will to live. Everyone in the village is caught up in the tension of the housing estate while smaller dramas unfurl all around. There is a bit more tension and drama in this book than there tends to be in t [...]

    13. Hi, I have this on audiobook and have listened to this numerous times. I love the Miss Read audiobooks they are narrated really well and the stories are lovely. These are stories of an English Village 'Fairacre' and numerous characters are in them but some of the main characters are Miss Read, Miss Claire, Joseph Coggs, Mrs Pringle and others who appear regularly.I find listening to these relaxing, they are warm, funny and fascinating stories of a country village.Well worth reading and I highly [...]

    14. I am still trackingReading each book in this "long" series is like reading a chapter at a time. It is an easy read and the story moves along with ease. As I read this book, my thought was how wonderful the descriptions were of everyday eventseven of a moment in time. Miss Read really captures and conveys the feelings of the main character: Miss Read. I was grew up in the city, but Miss Read makes me wish for life in a small village.

    15. When I started reading the Thrush Green books a few months back (having only ever read a couple of Miss Read's Fairacre books when I was in my teens), I thought maybe my taste had changed over time, because I liked Thrush Green so much. But actually, I think I just like Thrush Green better, because while this is certainly a very nice book, it doesn't inspire nearly the yearning for the English countryside that any of the Thrush Green books do.

    16. Enjoyable seriesMarie's Read (Marie Shirley Griffin)I've read about 5 of these now, obviously not in order, and enjoyed them all.The earlier ones have issues with d's needing to be ll's and some other transference mistakes - they get better as the books go on, but can be a pain to get through in the beginning.That said, this middle-aged American "gel" is loving this gently written books. They are quite a treat.

    17. This book reads like a series of pen and ink drawings. Minute details of life at Fairacre village and the reactions of the school children and the villagers as seen through the eyes of Miss Read. The threat of a new township which could drastically change the life of the residents of Fairacre and Beech Green and that of Miss Read herself.

    18. These books are the best literature I have ever read. Not only are the stores endearing and witty, but I never cease to feel refreshed after a walk in fairacre. Even while relaxing and enjoying a book as this, it is written well and I have to look up several words, which is always the sign of a well written book.

    19. It's not that the plot is exciting; sometimes there's really not much happening at all! But I find Miss Reads descriptions amazing, and her subtle humour entertaining. The little stories take me back to my childhood, when life was slower and without adult responsibilities, and I find that very relaxing.

    20. A wonderful tale which takes place in Victorian/Edwardian England. The village setting is cozy and makes one want to move there. The protagonist is a schoolteacher in a two room school. Events in the village are seen through her eyes. The tension in this novel is between those that want new opportunities and modern convenience and those who value tradition and the natural world.

    21. This is so not on par with her first two books, I'm sorry. First, it doesn't feature the school at all, it's more about the village as a whole and I frankly thought focusing on just one small event wasn't the best strategy. It was like rereading Trollope's The Warden (NEVER AGAIN). Extremely disappointed.

    22. I read one of Miss Read's books a while ago (Though I seem to have no memory left of the story) but know I enjoyed it. I picked up 2 more at a recent charity book sale to read myself and pass along to my aunt.I have just finished this one and will now read the second one. They are nice stories about rural communities in England, first published in the 1950s

    23. This series by Miss Read is my very favorite for times when I need to slow down. It chronicles the life of an English schoolteacher whose dry sense of humor helps her deal with the unique characters in her village. Do read it!

    24. Ahh the village is being threatened by the possibility of a housing estate being built on a fertile chunk of farmland which is also a favorite view. The quirky characters are all present especially my favorite, Joseph, the part gypsy boy.

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