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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (212 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Miss Read Narrator: Gwen Watford Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fairacre Series Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781482980868
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Mrs. Pringle, the lugubrious school cleaner, has always been a favorite character in the Fairacre series. Here, through the eyes and anecdotes of the schoolmistress Miss Read and others, we trace Maud Pringle’s life. They include childhood visits to the village from her Caxley home, through her working days before her marriage to Fred Pringle, and on to her long association with Fairacre School. We meet again many old friends as they cross Mrs. Pringle’s path: Mr. Willet the caretaker, Mr. Partridge the vicar, Miss Clare, and Miss Read'’ friend Amy. And their adventures make another enchanting excursion to Fairacre that will delight Miss Read’s devoted followers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A soothing oasis of tidy living for the frazzled reader weary of an untidy world.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Miss Read is a master of characterization and description…Mrs. Pringle is a book to savor to the very end.”

    Broward Sun-Sentinel

  • “If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you will relish a visit to Fairacre.”

    Jan Karon, novelist and children’s author

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/11/2013

    " Story about the schools cleaning lady "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 10/25/2013

    " This was less successful than most of the other books for me because it was a rehash of all the Mrs. Pringle stories told in the earlier books. I would probably have liked it better if I were not doing an intensive start to finish read of the series. But I am. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelli | 6/3/2013

    " Mrs. Pringle is an abrasive type, but you can't help but be amused. Another Fairacre novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Wright | 4/16/2013

    " Same as before--a good Miss Read book. Is exactly what it sets out to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mama | 3/28/2013

    " My first exposure to "Miss Read." I'd like to try some of her other work. I enjoyed Mrs. Pringle - always like a well-described curmudgeon! We all know someone this grumpy. Left me hanging a bit, though. I was hoping for a little more story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Polly | 10/20/2012

    " There's a bit of repetition in this one, of stories already told about Mrs. Pringle in other books. Still a good book, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ro | 9/26/2012

    " Fabulous and so easy to read. The Fairacre books are a true joy. This one is no exception! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 5/17/2012

    " This book was mildly entertaining, but I don't think I'll bother with any more from this series. The best part of it was the "Englishness" of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita Dix-McLaughlin | 10/13/2011

    " Good book, good characters, very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/21/2011

    " I love all of Miss Read's books. This one isn't my favorite, but it's good to know more about Mrs Pringle. "

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About the Author

Miss Read, whose real name was Dora Jessie Saint, (1913–2012) was an English novelist, by profession a schoolmistress. Her pseudonym was derived from her mother's maiden name. She is best known for two series of novels set in the British countryside, the Fairacre series and the Thrush Green series. She also wrote nonfiction, including two volumes of autobiography. She retired in 1996, and in 1998 she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services to literature.

About the Narrator

Gwen Watford (1927–1994) was an accomplished stage actress whose many appearances included Abiding Passions, A Woman of No Importance, and The Cabinet Minister. She was also a familiar television face, her credits including The Alien Corn, Relatively Speaking, and The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side.