A year in the life of your favorite English villagers from Thrush Green: “Miss Read’s novels are sheer delight” (Chicago Tribune).
Circling the seasons at Thrush Green, Miss Read returns to the Cotswold village already beloved by her readers. The snows of January yield to snowdrops and then daffodils. As the spring unfolds, so do the dramas of village life. Dotty Harmer serves up an herbal brew to her neighbor Albert Piggott, who has a soft spot for her despite his crusty façade. Architect Edward Young overhears a rumor that the old people’s home he designed may be a bit cramped, and an American stranger arrives in search of family connections. At the Fuchsia Bush restaurant, Albert’s wife, Nelly, finds herself in charge when the owner falls ill, and soon she receives two surprising gifts with implications for her past and her future. By year’s end, these stories are satisfyingly intertwined, capturing a bygone era with the charm and humor that give Miss Read her enduring appeal.
“The more turbulent the real world, the more charming we may find the stability of Miss Read’s tiny fictional world.” —Los Angeles Times