A CHRISTMAS "READ"


Many years ago I stumbled upon a series of books that charmed me with simplicity, common sense, and English wit and wisdom.  I borrowed the books from the library and thought I had read them all!  More recently, I have begun to collect them, buying copies in good condition when I see them at thrift stores.

Imagine my pleasure to find THIS one (which I'm not sure I have read)!  Two Miss Read Christmas stories in one volume.  I can't wait to begin.  I'll be lighting evening candles, turning the volume on the carols down, and sipping a cup of tea as I read.

The black and white illustrations are worth the price of the book!

"For thirty-five years, Miss Read has been the standard-bearer of the English country village novel.  Her ageless tales of thatched-roof cottages and two-room schoolhouses, dotty spinsters and genial eccentrics, have sold over two million copies and continue to win new generations of readers..." says the inside of the book cover.

15 comments:

  1. Ok, I have never come accross these books. But I am looking forward to see if my library has them...if not, on to Amazon :)

    Thank you for sharing. This is a good read.

    blessings,

    maria

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  2. Sounds like a very nice Christmas tradition has started. I have a book I saved all summer to read over the winter...Letters from Eden, a year at home in the woods: by Julie Zickefoose.
    Enjoy your tea and reading Rebecca.

    Wanda

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  3. What a beautiful tradition.
    Blessings, andrea

    PS: You have another award at arise 2 write.

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  4. I've not ever seen these books. I may have to try to find them in the library as well. (I know a friend who has them, but since they are treasured volumes, I would not want to borrow them) [smiles] Donna

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  5. I cannot believe that being the avid reader I am I have not read these books....I am going to try and find them as they sound wonderful.
    Blessings...........:-) Hugs

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  6. Donna, I have a few you would be welcome to borrow. I think it MIGHT be good to read them in sequence - though maybe not necessary. I don't have nearly all of them.

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  7. Bernie, I really think you would enjoy them. Hope you can find them!

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  8. I may have to look those books up. Thanks for stopping by today.

    Blessings

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  9. Oh, I have never heard of these...I MUST going looking...the illustration is absolutely charming!!! And stories about English country life? I'm sure they are delightful!!!! Happy reading!!!! Love, Janine XO

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  10. I will add myself to the list of people looking for these books. It sounds like a series I would enjoy. Also I want to say thank you for your comment on my post..I found it very helpful. :)

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  11. Rebecca:
    What a delight to visit your pages tonight! They are so full of wonderful tips and scriptures and quotes. Some of my very favorite people are quoted here. I remember your 'thrifting' and I think you are one smart lady! And now, to see 'your man', and how creative he is... wow! I need my husband to visit his blog! And right now, as I'm writing this, I'm side by side with your Tozer quote on 'prayer as a substitute for obedience'... Oh how true!

    This was a blessing!

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  12. Rebecca, Is this book found in the childrens section at the library?

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  13. Dee, No - these are adult books. But very "easy" and enjoyable reads.

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  14. I have read all the "Thrush Green" series by Miss Read and am looking forward to reading the "Fairacre" ones. They are the best!!

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