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    Fairacre Series & more by Miss Read ~ 33 MP3 AUDIOBOOK COLLECTION

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    Miss Read Dora Jessie Saint MBE née Shafe (born 17 April 1913), best known by the pen name Miss Read, was an English novelist, by profession a schoolmistress. Her pseudonym was 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. She 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. Miss Read's novels are wry regional social comedies, laced with gentle humour and subtle social commentary. Miss Read is also a keen observer of nature and the changing seasons. In 1940 she married her now late husband, Douglas, a former headmaster. The couple have a daughter, Jill. Her most direct influence is from 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 influenced a number of writers in her own turn, including the American writer Jan Karon. The musician Enya has a track on her Watermark album named after the book Miss Clare Remembers, and one on her Shepherd Moons album named after No Holly for Miss Quinn. In 1996 she retired. In 1998 she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services to literature. She died 7 April, 2012 in Shefford Woodlands.


    Fairacre Series
    1. Village School (read by Phyllida Nash)
    2. Village Diary (read by Gwen Watford)
    3. Storm In The Village And Fairacre Festival (read by June Barrie)
    4. Miss Clare Remembers (read by Gwen Watford)
    5. Over The Gate (read by Gwen Watford)
    6. Village Christmas And The White Robin (read by June Barrie)
    7. Emily Davis (read by Gwen Watford)
    8. Tyler's Row (read by Gwen Watford)
    9. The Christmas Mouse And No Holly For Miss Quinn (read by Gwen Watford)
    10. Farther Afield (read by Sian Phillips)
    11. Village Affairs (read by June Barrie)
    12. Village Centenary (read by June Barrie)
    13. Summer At Fairacre (read by Prunella Scales)
    14. Mrs. Pringle Of Fairacre (read by Gwen Watford)
    15. Changes At Fairacre (read by Anne Rosenfeld)
    16. Farewell To Fairacre (read by Sian Phillips)
    17. A Peaceful Retirement (read by Sian Phillips)
    18. Tales From A Village School (read by Sian Phillips)

    Thrush Green Series
    19. Thrush Green (read by Claire Higgins)
    20. Winter In Thrush Green (read by June Barrie)
    21. News From Thrush Green (read by Gwen Watford)
    22. Battles At Thrush Green (read by Gwen Watford)
    23. Return To Thrush Green (read by June Barrie)
    24. Gossip From Thrush Green (read by Gwen Watford)
    25. Affairs At Thrush Green (read by Gwen Watford)
    26. At Home In Thrush Green (read by Gwen Watford)
    27. The School At Thrush Green (read by Gwen Watford)
    28. Friends At Thrush Green (read by Gwen Watford)
    29. Celebrations At Thrush Green (read by Gwen Watford)
    30. The Year At Thrush Green (read by Sian Phillips)
    31. Christmas At Thrush Green (read by June Barrie)

    The Caxley Chronicles Series
    32. The Market Square (read by June Barrie)
    33. The Howards Of Caxley (read by June Barrie)

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    It can be used on DVD and DVD-Rom players, also on devices such as Playstation, Xbox or portable DVD players. In addition, the tracks can be taken to any mp3 player, such as portable mp3 player, tablets, smartphones, etc. through the computer.

    - The tracks are handled in the same way that you would handle the songs through iTunes.

    - The number of discs varies by each title, although generally it goes in a single disc.

     - The AudioDVD format is not the same as traditional CDs and does not work on CD players. Please be sure to use one of the players mentioned above.

    - The format of the tracks is MP3; This is the extension of better handling and of more quality.

    - Kbps vary by title.

    - Audiobooks are read by professional narrators.


    MP3-CD format:

    This audio CD-MP3 works on your computer. It also works on CD and DVD players with mp3 capacity, including car stereos.

    - The number of discs varies by each title. Each disc can contain one or several audiobooks.

    - The mp3 tracks can be taken to different mp3 players or smartphones and iphone or ipad. Make sure your device is compatible with this technology before making your purchase.

    - The format of the tracks is MP3; This is the extension of better handling and of more quality.

    - Kbps vary by title.

    - Audiobooks are read by professional narrators.



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