Miss Clare Remembers and Emily Davis (Fairacre Series #4, 8)

Miss Clare Remembers and Emily Davis Fairacre Series In the English village of Fairacre the retired schoolteachers Dolly Clare and Emily Davis enjoyed a remarkable friendship as this moving volume reveals Childhood playmates in Beech Green they would

  • Title: Miss Clare Remembers and Emily Davis (Fairacre Series #4, 8)
  • Author: Miss Read John S. Goodall
  • ISBN: 9780618884346
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the English village of Fairacre, the retired schoolteachers Dolly Clare and Emily Davis enjoyed a remarkable friendship, as this moving volume reveals Childhood playmates in Beech Green, they would remain close throughout their long lives, eventually sharing a cottage in their retirement They felt grief when a village family was lost on the Titanic They each experienIn the English village of Fairacre, the retired schoolteachers Dolly Clare and Emily Davis enjoyed a remarkable friendship, as this moving volume reveals Childhood playmates in Beech Green, they would remain close throughout their long lives, eventually sharing a cottage in their retirement They felt grief when a village family was lost on the Titanic They each experienced young love and then heartbreak when the First World War interrupted both of their romances The triumphs and tragedies of their days are depicted with all the humor, heartbreak, and human warmth for which Miss Read is known, providing a sensitive portrait of life in the country.

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    1. Miss Read John S. Goodall

      Dora Jessie Saint MBE n e Shafe born 17 April 1913 , best known by the pen name Miss Read, was an English novelist, by profession a schoolmistress Her pseudonym was derived from her mother s maiden name She began writing for several journals after World War II and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC.She wrote a series of novels from 1955 to 1996 Her work centred on two fictional English villages, Fairacre and Thrush Green The principal character in the Fairacre books, Miss Read , is an unmarried schoolteacher in a small village school, an acerbic and yet compassionate observer of village life Miss Read s novels are wry regional social comedies, laced with gentle humour and subtle social commentary Miss Read is also a keen observer of nature and the changing seasons In 1940 she married her now late husband, Douglas, a former headmaster The couple have a daughter, Jill.Her most direct influence is from Jane Austen, although her work also bears similarities to the social comedies of manners written in the 1920s and 1930s, and in particular the work of Barbara Pym Miss Read s work has influenced a number of writers in her own turn, including the American writer Jan Karon The musician Enya has a track on her Watermark album named after the book Miss Clare Remembers, and one on her Shepherd Moons album named after No Holly for Miss Quinn.In 1996 she retired In 1998 she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services to literature She lives in Berkshire.

    560 thoughts on “Miss Clare Remembers and Emily Davis (Fairacre Series #4, 8)”

    1. My favorite in the series so far, Miss Clare Remembers is rich with the social history of English town, rural, and village life of the late 19th century and early 20th. Thanks to third-person narration we see life before Dolly Clare--whom we meet in the first three Miss Read books but never really get to know--is even born, and enjoy snapshots of her long and satisfying life as schoolteacher and beloved citizen of Fairacre. Emily Davis is the story of Dolly Clare's beloved best friend whom we me [...]


    2. The first half of this book is, as the title states, about Miss Clare remembering her childhood. It goes back a little farther than she can actually remember to talk about how her parents met, and their early years together. Then we learn about Miss Clare's upbringing during the Victorian years, her move to her beloved thatch cottage, how she became a teacher, a romance and about her strained relationship with her sister. Most importantly we learn about her life-long friendship with Emily Davis, [...]


    3. This volume is a double with two gentle stories written about ten years apart. The first can be summed up by a phrase which aptly depicts the times in a few words. "It was an age that was geared to great efforts for small returns.' How very different from current times in which we expect a large return for every little effort. Miss Clare was a school teacher who began her work just after the turn of the last century. It was a difficult era with society in a post industrial revolution rural pover [...]


    4. I enjoyed this book. It is a nice place to visit. The book is told in the third person, and I wish that the events were told instead of retold. The books are compared to Jan Karon's books and they are in that they are a collection of characters but they are not nearly as quirky or in-depth. The book is a series of memories told about the main characters from people that they interacted in the past. I think that this method of storytelling is ok but I personally don't get emotionally involved wit [...]


    5. Oh how I loved this little book! Even though some of the stories were repeated from other books, I still enjoyed them. The death of one of the sweetest and kindest characters in the series of books just about did me in! Miss Emily Davis was dealt quite a cruel hand in life, but as the old Doc Martin stated, she had no self-pity, and knew how to laugh. Perhaps we would all be better off if we ascribed to a like philosophy!


    6. This pair of novels are a loving and lovely account of the daily life and concerns of Miss Clare, a rural school teacher in England, during her long life that spans from the 1880s to the 1960s. It's especially interesting to see the social changes as the country evolves around her, and how she and the other people in her tiny rural town respond and change as society does.


    7. All my reviews for Miss Read books are going to sound the same. Her characters live the life I want to live and live where I want to live.


    8. It was an interesting story (two stories, rather), although "Emily Davis" starts out in a sad way. Not my favorite of the Fairacre series.


    9. Extremely nice tales of quiet country life. Very lovely to read, gorgeous descriptions of nature & of human kindness.





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