Miss Read's charming Thrush Green series continues with Friends at Thrush Green. There had been general dismay when Miss Watson and Miss Fogerty retired to Barton-on-the-Sea after many years of devoted service teaching the children of Thrush Green, so their visit to see old friends in the village brings great pleasure. The new headmaster, Alan Lester, is cautiously accepted, but rumor is rife about his wife's health. Meanwhile, Farmer Percy Hodge is also the subject of local speculation: Is his strange behavior the result of an infatuation with the young Doreen Lilly? As for affairs at the Lovelocks' house, it is increasingly apparent that Bertha Lovelock is now in her dotage and a new and most unfortunate habit is the cause of considerable embarrassment to the good people of Lulling. All these matters and more are faced by our old friends against the familiar background and changing seasons of the English Cotswolds.he would have done to a human companion and the dog, a particularly affectionate animal, responded in the most satisfactory manner. ... legs as the Aga was filled with a scuttle of solid fuel, and only desisted when Percy put down a dish full of dog biscuit and meat scraps. Percy set about getting his own breakfast: he lifted down a large, heavy frying-pan from a hook on the wall, and placed it on the hob.
|Title||:||Friends at Thrush Green|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2002-11-07|