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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Miss Read Narrator: Gwen Watford Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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In this glowing novel of love lost and love found again, the Thrush Green cottage known as Tullivers has remained unoccupied for years. But suddenly it begins to show signs of life. Its new residents are Phil, an attractive young woman, and her young son. There's no sign of any husband or father. The village takes the two under its collective wing. Harold Shoosmith, especially, arrives at their doorstep with advice and help when Phil starts working in her wild garden. A writer, Phil also gets help from Harold when he connects her with his best friend, a successful London publisher who prints her stories.

Finally, when Phil's estranged husband dies in a car accident in France, her new freedom brings more changes to her life as well as new love to the village. Here's heartwarming simplicity with marvelous restorative power. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 8/11/2013

    " Further adventures in the quaint hamlet of Thrush Green. Delightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 4/30/2013

    " It was so wonderful to be back in Thrush Green with old friends and an interesting newcomer. I really enjoyed the ending, too. A bit of a surprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsty | 3/4/2013

    " Oh, this was just charming. I was immersed into life in the village of Thrush Green as soon as this sparkling little novel began. A wonderful cast of characters peopled its pages, from crotchety Ella to unfailingly kind Harold and adorable Jeremy. I can't wait to read more about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurele | 12/18/2012

    " Well! That didn't seem to end right. Must find the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cece | 12/9/2012

    " By book 3, the characters are old friends-predictable but comfortable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise Armstrong | 7/4/2012

    " Sweet nostalgia - just the thing when you are in bed with flu. Does not tax brain cells. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Janning | 11/30/2011

    " This is the first book I've read by this author. She reminds of the English version of Jan Karon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 11/21/2011

    " I am enjoying this gentle character study of a small village in England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judie | 8/4/2011

    " I have enjoyed several of the books by Miss Read. They are easy, light reading and recall a time that seems much simpler than today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 7/13/2011

    " Illustrated by J. S. Goodall "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 3/8/2011

    " Further adventures in the quaint hamlet of Thrush Green. Delightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 6/24/2009

    " Illustrated by J. S. Goodall "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 5/11/2009

    " I am enjoying this gentle character study of a small village in England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 1/30/2009

    " It was so wonderful to be back in Thrush Green with old friends and an interesting newcomer. I really enjoyed the ending, too. A bit of a surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/25/2007

    " This is the first book I've read by this author. She reminds of the English version of Jan Karon. "

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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.