There are some anxieties amidst the preparations – until, when the long-anticipated day arrives, events culminate in more than one cause for rejoicing.
Dora Jessie Saint, otherwise known by her pen name as Miss. Read, was brought up in a pleasant area in Kent by her parents. After a successful time at school she shadowed her father and soon after decided to become a teacher. This academic profession led her into her successful literary profession as she secretly masqueraded as author Miss. Read. This alter ego also doubled as the lead character in the Fairacre novels and also as the narrator in the Thrush Green Novels.
It is celebrations all-round in this delightful return to Thrush Green, ‘Celebrations At Thrush Green’. In a double celebration the people of the community come together. They choose to commemorate both the village’s centenary and the 100th birth of the village hero. In the lead up to the joyous occasion, typical to the residents of Miss. Read’s stories, problems aplenty unfold! Finally the day has come to celebrate the achievements of Patten and the longevity of the school but it’s only upon this day that the true cause for celebrations is revealed…
Old Vic-trained Gwen Watford wonderfully reads this complete and unabridged collection of CDs as you visit the wonderful English Village of Thrush Green once again.