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Farther Afield

Miss Read

Published August 31st 1978
ISBN : 9780140047134
Paperback
208 pages
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 About the Book 

The first day of the summer holidays should be one of unmitigated rapture for school teachers. Unfortunately for Miss Read, the village school had scarcely closed its heavy doors before she plummeted down her own staircase and found herself in MrsMoreThe first day of the summer holidays should be one of unmitigated rapture for school teachers. Unfortunately for Miss Read, the village school had scarcely closed its heavy doors before she plummeted down her own staircase and found herself in Mrs Pringles embrace with a broken arm and a damaged ankle. Fairacre rallied to her aid, but it wa her old friend Amy who took charge and removed her to her own home at Bent, south of Caxley. Furthermore, she insisted on taking her battered friend on holiday with her to the idyllic island of Crete. For Amy, quite as much as Miss Read, desperately needed a change. Her happiness was seriously threatened, for James, her husband, whose many peccadilloes she had been able to forgive in the past, now seemed set on a course of action which would mean the end of their marriage. The two women, so dissimilar but united in the strong bond of friendship, had time in that fortnight to assess the values of married, and of single, life. What they saw, how it affected them, and how they returned to solve their problems in their own familiar surroundings, and among their old friends, is told in this book.