Fairacre Festival

Fairacre Festival

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by Miss Read, J. S. Goodall
     
 

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Tthe first day of October brings an unheralded and violent storm, which whips through Fairacre, blowing down trees and telephone poles -- and, worst of all, damaging the roof of St. Patrick’s Church. The inhabitants of tiny Fairacre can’t imagine how they will be able to afford the repairs, until Mr. Willett suggests a fundraising festival.…  See more details below

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Tthe first day of October brings an unheralded and violent storm, which whips through Fairacre, blowing down trees and telephone poles -- and, worst of all, damaging the roof of St. Patrick’s Church. The inhabitants of tiny Fairacre can’t imagine how they will be able to afford the repairs, until Mr. Willett suggests a fundraising festival. Preparations for a food sale, a concert, a school play, and a gigantic Christmas bazaar are soon made -- but will they be enough? With her customary humor and grace, Miss Read recounts a story of catastrophe and courage.

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New York Times Book Review
"All [her] novels are oddly profound because of the rare combination of humor, delicacy and irony with which each is written and by which each character is made memorable and lasting."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618884186
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/02/2007
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
287,697
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.27(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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