Farewell to Fairacre

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nov 1, 2001 - Fiction - 213 pages
3 Reviews
The last novel in the beloved Fairacre series finds Miss Read with important decisions to make. Gradually worsening health forces her to consider an early retirement. John Jenkins, a handsome newcomer, competes for her affections with the newly widowed Henry Mawne. However, Miss Read has more on her mind than men. Orphans living in her former house have bolstered the village school's roll, but these new students seem to be having problems with their adoptive family. In the midst of all this turmoil, readers can rest assured that FAREWELL TO FAIRACRE boasts all the elements they have come to love: eccentric villagers, gentle humor, and a verdant rural landscape teeming with lambs, larks, and blackthorn bushes.
 

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User Review  - LadyoftheLodge - LibraryThing

Another of the excellent novels about school teacher Miss Read, at the village school of Fairacre. These books always seem like old friends to me, and I feel as if I know the characters as my friends ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

And I've finished the penultimate Fairacre book. I find the character of Miss Read to be very compatible, very approachable, and lots of fun to spend time with. Here, she's ready to say goodbye to her ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
7
Section 3
33
Section 4
55
Section 5
59
Section 6
71
Section 7
76
Section 8
83
Section 12
125
Section 13
139
Section 14
157
Section 15
164
Section 16
165
Section 17
184
Section 18
192
Section 19
207

Section 9
93
Section 10
119
Section 11
121
Section 20
208
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About the author (2001)

Miss Read is 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. She lives in Berkshire.

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