Miss Read was the pen name of English novelist Dora Jessie Saint (1913-2012); an author of novels set on the British countryside. Her series included Fairacre and Thrush Green – both set in British villages. “Miss Read” was also a character who appeared in her Fairacre series. Saint also worked as a teacher. She retired from writing in 1996 and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1998. Dora Jessie Saint passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98.

Miss Read became a published author in 1955 with the novel Village School. Her final novel was Christmas at Thrush Green (written with Jenny Dereham), published in 2009. Below is a list of Miss Read’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Fairacre Books


Village School(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Village Diary(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm in the Vilage(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Clare Remembers(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over the Gate(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Village Christmas(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emily Davis(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fairacre Festival(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tyler's Row(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Mouse(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farther Afield(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Holly for Miss Quinn(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Village Affairs(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Robin(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Village Centenary(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer at Fairacre(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pringle of Fairacle(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Changes at Fairacre(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farewell to Fairacre(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Peaceful Retirement(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fairacre Collections


Tales from a Village School(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Thrush Green Books


Thrush Green(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter in Thrush Green(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
News from Thrush Green(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Battles at Thrush Green(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return to Thrush Green(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gossip from Thrush Green(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Affairs at Thrush Green(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At Home in Thrush Green(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The School at Thrush Green(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friends at Thrush Green(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Celebration at Thrush Green(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year at Thrush Green(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas at Thrush Green(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Thrush Green Non-Fiction Books


The World of Thrush Green(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Caxley Chronicles Books


The Market Square(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Howards of Caxley(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Fresh from the Country(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hobby Horse Cottage(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tiggy(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hob and the Horse Bat(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Animal Boy(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Little Red Bus and Other Rhyming Stories(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Read's Christmas Book(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Country Christmas(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Country Cooking(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortunate Grandchild(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Remembered(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The English Vicarage Garden(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Griffin Sends Her Love and Other Writings(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Christmas at Thrush Green was co-authored by Jenny Dereham.

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