Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2005
CS ISBN 0792738004 $49.95 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 0792738012 $64.95 Six CDs
Even Fairacre, England, is feeling the intrusion of the modern world in 1991. Miss Read herself is the heroine of this chronicle of village life. June Barrie has the joy of musing aloud on the changes, both welcome and worrisome, for this head teacher of Fairacre School. The most pressing of all problems is the possibility that the tiny school may have to close. In this book, unlike many of the others in the series, Miss Read travels to Wales and to Scotland, so, if somewhat minimally, the listener hears Barrie's capability with other accents. The overwhelming feeling of coziness and sanity that these books exude is augmented by Barrie's clear and warm tone. The combination of her voice and the story is spellbinding. B.H.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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