Tales from a Village School - Miss ReadMichael Joseph, 1994, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.
From the cover: “Illegal bartering of gingernuts and conkers in a murky corner of the playground; a procession of bearers of lost property interrupting the telling of the story of Joseph; justice firmly being done on three malefactors who stole Mr Henry’s eggs — here, in these forty delightful stories about life as a village schoolteacher, are the dramas of the world of multiplication practice, Wellingtons in the lobby and nature walks, set against die changing seasons of the countryside. Whether describing the zestful decking of the church for the Harvest Festival, the wicked wisdom of a child confessing to breaking the skylight window or the arrival in the classroom of a saucepan of frogspawn like a piece of submerged chain mail, Miss Read captures the scenes of village school life with the humorous understanding of human foibles and love of nature that have long endeared her writing to her readers.”
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 166
Cover Art By: Kate Dicker
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