Published by Michael Joseph, London, 1988
First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+. Illustrated by John S Goodall (illustrator). First Edition; First Printing. A comprehensive look at Miss Read's famous Thrush Green novels. It explores the background of the novels, the real life setting and the famous characters. Beautifully illustrated by John Goodall. A beautiful book in mint condition. Signed by the author on the title page as Miss Read and Dora Saint. Rare to find signed. An equally beautiful mint jacket, unclipped and with a protective mylar cover. An exceptional collectable book. Miss Read (or Dora Jessie Saint) was an English novelist and a schoolmistress by profession. Best known for her Fairacre and Thursh Green novels set in the British countryside. In 1998 she was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to literature. Our collection of Miss Read books come from a single collector, all of them signed, which is extremely rare and generally in exceptional condition. I would love to keep them together so feel free to contact me for a pricing on full collection. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 208 pages; Signed by Author.