Miss Read, the headmistress of Fairacre School, learns of a proposed new housing development that soon has the citizens of Fairacre up in arms.
‘The Fairacre Festival’
After a heavy storm damages the church roof, the villagers must raise money to have it repaired, but something on a grander scale than fêtes and coffee mornings is required. So the Fairacre Festival is launched.
This CD audiobook features two stories from popular English author Miss. Read: Storm In The Village and The Fairacre Festival. Miss. Read wrote a total of 20 novels following the lives of the residents in the pretty fictional village of Fairacre and she was also famous for her novels based in the equally idyllic nearby village of Thrush Green. The two stories on this audiobook are both set in Fairacre where we get tangled up in the seemingly complicated lives of the locals, where small-town politics seem to cause humourous uproar for those living in the area.
Storm In The Village is the third book to be written in the series and it was first published in 1958. We meet the headmistress of the local school, also named Miss. Read, who finds out about a housing development that will have a telling impact on Fairacre leaving local residents in a state of panic.
In The Fairacre Festival, we join the story as a menacing storm badly damages the roof of the local church leaving villagers rallying around to raise enough money to repair the destruction. However, something more than a fete and a raffle is required and so the Fairacre Festival is launched.