A new season brings changes—and hope—to the little English village of Thrush Green, from the beloved author of the Fairacre series.
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 the neglected churchyard 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.
“Thrush Green is a village somewhere on the road between Lulling and Nod. Nonetheless, there is nothing sleepy about the place. No indeed. In this delicious installment, there are ‘battles’ erupting all over. . . . [Miss Read] has plenty of grist here for the village mill. You can’t get farther away from the front page than this.” —The New York Times