callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
callmemadam
callmemadam

Cheery Reading 2: A Country Christmas



The cover of this book just invites you to follow the couple down the road and join Miss Read in Fairacre for Christmas. It’s a good example of publishers’ recycling, as there’s only one story which hasn’t appeared in a previous anthology. The stories are not all snow and jollity. There’s a baby born on Christmas Day with only two maiden ladies to help until Nurse arrives (this was my favourite). Another story involves a very disturbed child. Three very short Joyce Grenfell-style monologues are early pieces which appeared in Punch. As usual, what I like best to read about is the school, the children and that great character, Mrs Pringle. A nice, light Christmas read.
Tags: christmas, miss read
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 8 comments