Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre, Fairacre Series #4   -     By: Miss Read
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Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre, Fairacre Series #4

Houghton-mifflin / 2001 / Paperback

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Miss Read is certain of one thing-she won't be forced to hire grumpy Mrs. Pringle to straighten up her house. Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre chronicles the life of the beloved but curmudgeonly school cleaner through the stories of her fellow villagers. Readers will delight in the quirks of this favorite character, from the "flare-ups" of her bad leg to her possessive fondness for the school's two coal stoves. Her neighbors also remember Maud Pringle's little-known benevolence, like the time she knitted mittens for poor Joe Coggs. The downland village of Fairacre bustles with familiar characters, who all have stories to share about the town's (and readers) favorite grouch. 166 pages. Soft cover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 166
Vendor: Houghton-mifflin
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0618155880
ISBN-13: 9780618155880
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Series: Fairacre Chronicles

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Through the eyes of many Fairacre friends, we trace Mrs. Pringle’s life and her stormy standing as the redoubtable cleaner of the town’s school. However maddening she is, life at Fairacre would be poorer without her.

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Miss Read (1913-2012) was the pseudonym of Mrs. Dora Saint, a former schoolteacher beloved for her novels of English rural life, especially those set in the fictional villages of Thrush Green and Fairacre. The first of these, Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write until her retirement in 1996. In the 1998, she was awarded an MBE, or Member of the Order of the British Empire, for her services to literature. 

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