Christmas at Fairacre

Christmas at Fairacre

by Miss Read
     
 

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A delightful Christmas collection of Fairacre tales from the ever-popular Miss Read.

The people of Fairacre celebrate Christmas in a traditional style which has hardly changed over the generations. Children eagerly hang up their stockings, families go to church together and everyone enjoys Christmas cake and other treats of the festive season.

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A delightful Christmas collection of Fairacre tales from the ever-popular Miss Read.

The people of Fairacre celebrate Christmas in a traditional style which has hardly changed over the generations. Children eagerly hang up their stockings, families go to church together and everyone enjoys Christmas cake and other treats of the festive season.

From an unexpected visitor on Christmas Eve in 'The Christmas Mouse' to an unwanted change of plan in 'No Holly For Miss Quinn', Miss Read recounts some of the most memorable Christmas events where often, despite best-laid plans, things do not always go as expected.

For heart-warming reading there is no writer to rival Miss Read, and this charming collection of Christmas tales is packed with unforgettable characters, enchanting stories and festive cheer.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"An affectionate, humorous, and gently charming chronicle . . . Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always appealing."  —The New York Times

"Her books avoid sentimentality and have an asperity like the tartness of a good apple."  —Sunday Telegraph Magazine

"Here you'll find delicious wit, quirky characters, the colorful intrigues of daily life, and certainly love and laughter . . . delightful."  —Jan Karon 

"Miss Read so understands and loves the country and can write tenderly and humorously about the minutiae of village life without distortion or sentimentality."  —Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752877976
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Edition description:
New
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Miss Read was a teacher by profession who started writing after WWII. In addition to her novels, she has written on educational and country matters, and worked as a script-writer for the BBC. She lives in Berkshire, and was made an MBE for her services to literature.

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