Title: The School at Thrush Green
Author: Miss Read
Illustrator: John S. Goodall
Year: 1987 (First Edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: For many years, Dorothy Watson and Agnes Fogerty have taught in the school at Thrush Green, and when the time comes for their retirement there is general regret. Who will take Miss Watson's place as head teacher? As for replacing gentle little Miss Fogerty as kindly custodian of the infants' class, it seems impossible to imagine anyone doing the job as competently as she has done for so many years. Further speculation arises when it is discovered that the school is to be sold.
More importantly, will the two teachers ever find a suitable retirement home in Barton-on-Sea?
Miss Read's vivid descriptions of life in and around the charming Cotswold village of Thrush Green will again delight and enthral her many devoted readers.
Contains many charming b&w illustrations, plus blue monochrome illustrations on the endpapers and pastedowns. Unusually, Goodall was unable to provide the illustrations for this book (other than the jacket and a few of a cat), so the illustrations used have been taken from Miss Read's previous books. There is a note explaining this in the book.
Apart from a slightly creased fep (with some faint pencil mark impressions in the top corner), and light tanning, the pages are in excellent condition. The boards are straight and the spine and corners haven't been bumped. The jacket has been price-clipped and has some scuffing along the top, but is otherwise fine. Blue boards with gilt text on the spine.
Measures 20.5 cm × 13.5 cm (8.2″ × 5.4″). 8vo. 244 pp.