Farther Afield by Miss Read

read by Carole Boyd

Farther Afield continues the charming bucolic saga of country life, as seen through the eyes of spinster and social commentator Miss Read.

Peopled by the characters of Miss Read's earlier Fairacre novels, this time some of the problems of everyday life are potentially more serious than before and Miss Read starts to question the solitary life of the spinster - indeed, to contemplate the larger question of life itself.

Prevented from undertaking the more usual school holiday tasks by an unfortunate fall down her cottage stairs, Miss Read is persuaded by Amy, her friend from university days, to take a holiday in Crete, where she uses her time to contemplate the marriage not only of Amy and her errant husband but the romances of the other friends who come to take tea with her in her Fairacre cottage.

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