Affairs at Thrush Green

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In Affairs at Thrush Green, Miss Read continues the fortunes of the Thrush Green families whom we last met in Gossip from Thrush Green. Here we follow the kindly vicar, Charles Henstock, to the neighboring Lulling, after his home was burned to the ground at the end of the earlier novel. Going to a new church is never easy, even in the best of times; indeed, poor Dr. Henstock encounters some very redoubtable females in Lulling. A full-scale power struggle erupts over the question of kneeling cushions for the Lady ...

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Overview

In Affairs at Thrush Green, Miss Read continues the fortunes of the Thrush Green families whom we last met in Gossip from Thrush Green. Here we follow the kindly vicar, Charles Henstock, to the neighboring Lulling, after his home was burned to the ground at the end of the earlier novel. Going to a new church is never easy, even in the best of times; indeed, poor Dr. Henstock encounters some very redoubtable females in Lulling. A full-scale power struggle erupts over the question of kneeling cushions for the Lady Chapel, and other difficulties revolve around the crotchety old sexton Albert Piggott.
Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger arrives at the Fuschia Bush cafe, and its rivalry with the Two Pheasants becomes more acute. One knows, however, that Miss Read will make all come right in the end.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618238576
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Beloved Thrush Green Series , #7
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 505,993
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Miss Read (1913-2012) was the pseudonym of Mrs. Dora Saint, a former schoolteacher beloved for her novels of English rural life, especially those set in the fictional villages of Thrush Green and Fairacre. The first of these, Village School , was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write until her retirement in 1996. In the 1998, she was awarded an MBE, or Member of the Order of the British Empire, for her services to literature.

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Table of Contents

1 A Snowy Morning 11
2 The Rector Goes About His Duties 24
3 Unknown At The Fuchsia Bush 35
4 Rumours At Thrush Green 48
5 A Visit To Tom Hardy 60
6 Spring Fevers 73
7 Albert Piggott Under Pressure 85
8 Albert Makes A Journey 99
9 Dotty Harmer Has Visitors 111
10 Mrs Thurgood Fights Again 123
11 Problems At Thrush Green 136
12 A Question Of Housing 148
13 A Job At The Fuchsia Bush 160
14 Thundery Conditions 173
15 Under Doctor's Orders 186
16 House-Hunting 199
17 Future Plans 211
18 Charles Is Melancholy 224
19 Marriage Plans 236
20 Three Christmas Visitors 247
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