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Dora Jessie Saint MBE ne Shafe (born 17 April 1913), best known by the pen name Miss Read, is an English novelist, by profession a schoolmistress. Her pseudonym is derived from her mother's maiden name. She began writing for several journals after World War II and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC.

Saint wrote a series of novels from 1955 to 1996. Her work centred on two fictional English villages, Fairacre and Thrush Green. The principal character in the Fairacre books, Miss Read, is an unmarried schoolteacher in a small village school, an acerbic and yet compassionate observer of village life. Saint's novels are wry regional social comedies, laced with gentle humour and subtle social commentary. She is also a keen observer of nature and the changing seasons. Saint and her husbard, Douglas, now deceased, married in 1940. The couple had one child, a daughter named Jill.

Her most direct influence is Jane Austen, although her work also bears similarities to the social comedies of manners written in the 1920s and 1930s, and in particular the work of Barbara Pym. Miss Read's work has in turn influenced a number of writers, including American writer Jan Karon. The musician Enya has a track on her Watermark album named after Saint's book Miss Clare Remembers, and one on her Shepherd Moons album titled No Holly for Miss Quinn.

Saint retired in 1996. In 1998, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services to literature. She lives in Berkshire.

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Total Books: 492
Mrs Griffin Sends Her Love And Other Writings
2014 - Mrs Griffin Sends Her Love and Other Writings (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781409148142
ISBN-10: 1409148149
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Christmas with Miss Read
2012 - Christmas with Miss Read (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781409120926
ISBN-10: 1409120929
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Christmas at Thrush Green
2010 - Christmas at Thrush Green (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781409102540
ISBN-10: 1409102548
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Miss Read Two in One
2009 - Miss Read Two in One (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781409116714
ISBN-10: 1409116719
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Battles at Thrush Green
2009 - Battles at Thrush Green (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781842626368
ISBN-10: 1842626361
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Farther Afield
2009 - Farther Afield (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781842626351
ISBN-10: 1842626353
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At Home in Thrush Green
2009 - At Home in Thrush Green (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780752883878
ISBN-10: 0752883879
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MISS READ AFFAIRS IN THRUSH GREEN
2009 - Miss Read Affairs in Thrush Green (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781407238418
ISBN-10: 1407238418
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Winter in Thrush Green
2008 - Winter in Thrush Green [Thrush Green, Book 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780618884391
ISBN-10: 0618884394
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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News from Thrush Green
2008 - News From Thrush Green [Thrush Green, Book 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780618884407
ISBN-10: 0618884408
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The School at Thrush Green
2008 - The School at Thrush Green (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780618884421
ISBN-10: 0618884424
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 5

Celebrations at Thrush Green
2008 - Celebrations at Thrush Green (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780618884438
ISBN-10: 0618884432
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 4

The Year at Thrush Green
2008 - The Year at Thrush Green (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780618884445
ISBN-10: 0618884440
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Return to Thrush Green
2008 - Return to Thrush Green (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781405685962
ISBN-10: 1405685964
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Miss Clare Remembers and Emily Davis
2007 - Miss Clare Remembers and Emily Davis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780618884346
ISBN-10: 0618884343
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Tyler's Row
2007 - Tyler's Row [Fairacre, Bk 9] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780618884353
ISBN-10: 0618884351
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

A Peaceful Retirement
2007 - A Peaceful Retirement (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780618884384
ISBN-10: 0618884386
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 5

Christmas at Fairacre
2007 - Christmas at Fairacre (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780618918102
ISBN-10: 0618918108
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Village Affairs
2007 - Village Affairs [The Fairacre Series #13] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780618962426
ISBN-10: 0618962425
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tiggy
2007 - Tiggy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780752882376
ISBN-10: 0752882376
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A Country Christmas
2007 - A Country Christmas (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780752881744
ISBN-10: 0752881744
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2007 - Thrush Green [Thrush Green, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2003 - No Holly for Miss Quinn [Dales Romance] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - The Fairacre Festival [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Country Bunch [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
2001 - Farewell to Fairacre [Fairacre, Bk 19] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2001 - Village School [Chronicles of Fairacre, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2001 - Village Centenary [Chronicles of Fairacre] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2000 - Affairs at Thrush Green [Thrush Green Chronicles] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2000 - The Fairacre Festival and Tiggy [Thorndike Large Print General Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Peaceful Retirement [Windsor Selections S] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1996 - The Christmas Mouse [Miss Read Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - The World of Thrush Green [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1992 - Tylers Row [Fairacre Chronicles] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1992 - Market Square [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1992 - The Market Square [Eagle Large Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1975 - Animal Boy [Young Mermaids S] (Hardcover)
Little Red Bus Other Rhyming [Young Puffin Read Aloud] (Paperback)
Miss Read's Christmas [Miss Read Series] (Hardcover)
School at Thrust Green [Thorndike Large Print Popular Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Village Christmas/the White Robin [The Fairacre Series 6 & 14] (Audio Cassette)