The School at Thrush Green

The School at Thrush Green

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by Miss Read
     
 

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When two beloved primary school teachers, Miss Dorothy and Miss Agnes, decide to retire, the townspeople are aflutter, musing about the teachers’ replacements and seeking an appropriate farewell gift.See more details below

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When two beloved primary school teachers, Miss Dorothy and Miss Agnes, decide to retire, the townspeople are aflutter, musing about the teachers’ replacements and seeking an appropriate farewell gift.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The latest Thrush Green novel by the prolific, pseudonymous ``Miss Read'' will undoubtedly satisfy those who enjoy simple and undemanding narratives largely about, and from the perspective of, the elderly. Having reached their 80s, the two village primary-school teachers Dorothy Watson and Anges Fogerty decide to retire and buy a new home at Barton-on-Sea. Dorothy alarms Agnes by determining to take driving lessons and Agnes disconcerts Dorothy by adopting a cat. Introducing a cast of stock village characters, the author pokes gentle fun at their foibles while tacitly disapproving of permissive child-rearing and the messily self-indulgent lives of the younger generation. Miss Read's worldwide popularity in translation is understandable in view of the clarity of her prose. Beneath the deceptive simplicity, however, there is arch humor and perceptive character analysis. Goodall's illustrations, having been culled from earlier novels, occasionally strike a slightly discordant note. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618884421
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
12/09/2008
Series:
Beloved Thrush Green Series, #9
Edition description:
None
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
417,988
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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