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  • By: Miss Miss Read
  • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)

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Battles at Thrush Green

By: Miss Miss Read
Narrated by: Gwen Watford
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Summary

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, Thrush Green is normally a peaceful place. But as autumn turns to winter, feelings are running high in the village. Miss Fogerty, a respected teacher at the village school for over thirty years, is troubled by the methods of the new young teacher. Dotty Harmer takes up driving, much to the concern of others, and it isn’t long before she is involved in an accident and a threatening court case. And when the good rector innocently suggests that the neglected church-yard should be tidied up, Thrush Green is outraged.

It seems wherever you look there are difficulties and changes, but as spring arrives, there is renewed hope that all will end well. Read by Gwen Watford.

©1975 Miss Read (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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I envy you

If you are reading this review because you have never read Miss Read's Thrush Green books then I envy you I wish I had them all ahead of me unread to enjoy afresh. You will be transported to a gentler world by her text,

"The little valley leading to Lulling Woods was shimmered in the spring Sunshine. Somewhere a lark was singing…"

and yet be impressed but the reality of her characters and they way they battle with their difficulties in this story. Enjoy! Oh and Gwen Watford is the perfect narrator.

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Lovely

I enjoy all of Miss Reads books. Gwen Watford’s reading of this was beautiful & very mellow

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Excellent

The usual excellence from both Miss Read and Gwen Watford. Just like coming home again.

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Thrush Green

Like all these delightful village novels it is a joy to listen and relax with. Please may we soon have Return to Thrush Green recorded.

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Comfort Reading!

A neglected churchyard, a newcomer at the village school, upset about a bed jacket, mumps, and the passing of the seasons with all their beauties. This is life at Thrush Green. Miss Read writes quietly no churning angst no twists and turns of plot. But instead characters with quirks and kindness dealing with everyday life, with a warm charm.

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Thrush Green is my safe haven.

Thrush Green is the peaceful, happy, safe place to which you can escape in times of hardship. Whenever I want to relax and unwind, I listen to a novel by Miss Read and I immediately feel my worries and stresses melt away. Miss Read's writing is the most soothing and therapeutical I have ever read. Most recommended to truly everyone!

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A joy

Lots of good people and a joy to listen too . I will have to listen to the next book.

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Another lovely story

As always, such an enjoyable story of the Goings-on at Thrush Green. Beautifully read. The characters are so well depicted, too.

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comfort food in a book

lovely always enjoy miss .read beautifully read by gwen Watford well loved characters times long gone but wonderful

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Wonderful as ever..

Miss Read is a genius amongst writers. Taking us descriptively to a place of rural calm and comfort.
A blessing to escape to Thrush Green and be amongst the many endearing characters and goings on of every day country life.