Fairacre is a series of British literary fiction by English author Miss Read (Dora Jessie Saint). The series follows the various residents who live in the village of Fairacre, located in the English countryside. Miss Read is also a character in the series – she is a schoolmistress who teaches a group of lovable children.

The Fairacre series began in 1955 with the novel Village School. The series lasted 20 novels and 1 collection until the novel A Peaceful Retirement, published in 1996. Below is a list of Miss Read’s Fairacre books in order of when they were first published (which is also their chronology):

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

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