Here are forty delightful stories about life as a village schoolteacher, set against the changing seasons of the countryside. Miss Read captures the scenes of village life with the humorous understanding of human foibles and love of nature that have long endeared her storytelling to listeners.
The author of numerous, much-loved books about life in the downland village of Fairacre and the Cotswold village of Thrush Green, Miss Read (Mrs Dora Saint) lives near Hungerford, Berkshire.
The writer, Dora Saint grew up in a quaint English village in Kent. Her parents lived an uneventful life but were always insistent that education was of the utmost importance for their daughter. Saint took this to heart and thrived in her early education and entering a career as a teacher. Later in life Saint went on to become a writer using the pen name 'Miss. Read'. She drew on her experiences of English country village life and being a schoolteacher and filled book upon book with wonderful stories based on her observations.
'Tales from a Village School' is a compilation of 40 stories from the unstoppable Miss Read. It takes Fairacre fans, old and new, into the village school for more treats of community spirit and possible upset. Miss. Read, the schoolteacher narrator, observes events both inside and outside the school lacing every tale in this collection of classic Fairacre accounts with wit and charm.
The stories in this collection of audiobooks on CD are read by Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) trained actress Sian Phillips, who is perfect as the voice of the narrator for these timeless Dora Saint stories.