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Village Centenary (Chronicles of Fairacre)
Village Centenary - Chronicles of Fairacre
Author: Miss Read
VILLAGE CENTENARY welcomes us back to Miss Read's cozy downland village just in time for the one hundredth anniversary of Fairacre School. Miss Clare, who was a pupil and later a teacher there, points out that such a centenary should be celebrated, and all of Fairacre is quick to offer suggestions -- from a tea party to a full-scale pageant. Dec...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780618127030
ISBN-10: 0618127038
Publication Date: 5/15/2001
Pages: 240
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3.8 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
I simply adore all the Miss Read books but I would suggest trying to read them in more or less chronologic fashion. That way, you get to know the characters and understand the references to past events. When you do, each book is like returning home to a warm community of friends. I'd love to live in Fairacre or Thrush Green and I wish I know all these people (well, maybe except Miss Pringle!)

Having said that, I will admit this isn't the absolute best of the series, but still a charming and pleasant book.
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I love Miss Read! I reread them every couple of years it's like visiting old friends. Even though this story takes place in 1980 it still has the feel of a story that takes place in the 30s and 40s. It's about a small English village Fairacre and the inhabitants who live there. The story is written by a school teacher and she chronicles the daily going ons in the village, at the school and the neighboring town of Caxley. A must read for everybody.
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I love all of Miss Read's books - Village Centenary is no exception.
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I first listened to these books on tape from the library then went out and bought copies for myself. I read the Thrush Green series and really liked them. But a friend of mine said she preferred the Fairacre series. Once I had read all of them, I had to agree. As much as I like Thrush Green, I liked Fairacre even more. I don't really prefer any title to another. I just like reading the whole series. It feels like visiting old friends.
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If this story was written any "cuter" it could curdle milk. One of the blurbs on the cover - by Jan Karon - states a warm comparison to the Mitford series. Uh-uh! The entire story hangs on whether or not you can get to know the characters - I couldn't.

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