It would be difficult to find a more quintessentially English county than Kent and it was certainly the perfect place for a young and imaginative Dora Jessie Saint, whose aptly named pseudonym is Miss. Read, to grow up. She was able to soak up a traditional country lifestyle and later put pen to paper and recreate it in the Thrush Green and Fairacre stories. English country experiences at village fetes, community gatherings and small local schools were perfect fodder for Miss. Read’s collections of stories about village life.
It’s that time of year again, a time to celebrate with family and loved ones – it's ‘Christmas At Thrush Green’. Christmas is a wonderful time of year in this small English village. Carol singers wander the streets, people attend traditional church services and snow falls on the ground making the place even more picturesque than usual. Unfortunately, all is not what it seems this year and an outbreak of chicken pox, amongst other obstacles, hinders the usually smooth running of a beautiful Christmas.
This literary trip to Thrush Green is a great way to get involved in the festive season in this English country village. Buy these audiobooks on CD now, read by June Barrie, and feel the warmth of everyone’s favourite time of the year – Christmas.