Battles at Thrush Green, Paperback Book

Battles at Thrush Green Paperback

Part of the Thrush Green series

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The peace of the Cotswold village of Thrush Green is about to be disturbed...Children's voices ring out from the school playground; in the distance there is the gentle hum of a lawnmower; and all around the village, birdsong can be heard.

But despite all evidence to the contrary, in the village of Thrush Green feelings are running high...

The rector has a plan for the neglected churchyard which doesn't meet with universal approval; there is a clash of personalities at the local school; and someone has returned to the village after an absence of fifty years.

Before long, the tranquillity of the Cotswold village is shattered.


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A wonderful comfort read, Battles At Thrush Green by Miss Read (Dora Saint) gives it’s readers a slice of rural British life in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s delving into the affairs of the residents that live in and around Thrush Green. The battles referred to in the title are small, but nonetheless important to the residents, from the rector’s plan for the much neglected churchyard, to the battle on-going with the three teachers as to who gets which classroom. One resident find herself having to cope with widowhood, and another finds herself in trouble with the law as she attempts to take up driving after getting access to a car after a number of years without.Through all the various stories, the author details the passing of the seasons through vivid descriptions of both the natural flora and fauna as well as depicting the calendar year through the gardens that the residents are so proud of. Battles At Thrush Green is the 4th book in Miss Reads’ portrait of day-to-day life in this small Cotswold village.

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