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.
Thrush Green is the centre of attention for many of Miss. Read’s fictional stories and Friends at Thrush Green is the 10th book of 14. Dora Saint used the pen name of Miss. Read during her literary career that saw her write 20 novels focused on the goings-on in the typically English village of Fairacre, and 14 novels set in the equally quintessentially English village of Thrush Green. She was given an MBE for her contributions to literature and worked as a screenwriter for the BBC before her death in 2012.
Friends at Thrush Green is a charming tale of a close community, where small town politics often rear their ugly head. Many of the locals have grown up together as children and as adults; they welcome back two of their now-retired teachers who come to visit. As a new headmaster is welcomed into the neighbourhood, we soon hear rumours of his wife’s ill health and Percy Hodge’s strange behaviour is also a bone of contention in this story.
Thrush Green favourites Dotty Harmer, Winnie Bailey and the Henstock family also make an appearance in this lovely CD audiobook, where the Cotswold village becomes a place of gossip and constant speculation yet again.