Village School

  • by Miss Read
  • Narrated by Carole Boyd
  • 5 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fairacre is a village of cottages, a church and the school, and at the heart of the school, its head mistress, Miss Read. Through her discerning eye, we meet the villagers of Fairacre and see their trials and tribulations, from the irascible school cleaner Mrs. Pringle, to the young school children, with their scraped knees, hopeful faces, and inevitable mischief. Miss Read takes us through the school year, beginning with the Christmas term, when the bitterly cold weather challenges the school's ancient heating system, right through to the hot summer day when school is over for another year.


What the Critics Say

"Read by Carole Boyd, this is the very first of the Miss Read novels, and takes the listener back to a two-class school in the 1950s where she is head. The minutiae of everyday village life is beautifully observed and related to the listener with wit, gentle understanding, and a nip of irony. Very quickly, Mrs. Pringle, Miss Clare, and all the rest become our neighbours, too." (Daily Express)


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Customer Reviews

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Would you listen to Village School again? Why?

Absolutely, it takes me back to that glorious village.

What did you like best about this story?

The gentle pace and story lines. The characterisations.

Which character – as performed by Carole Boyd – was your favourite?

Mrs Pringle

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A 'must see'

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- wiggle1

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-08-2006
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited