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Tyler's Row: A Fairacre Novel
 
 
Author
Miss Read.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.2 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9780618884353
Pages/Publication Date 240/2007
Daedalus Item Code 22888
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In this ninth Fairacre novel, from 1972, Miss Read hears about the sale of Tyler's Row from Mrs. Pringle, and before long the whole town is abuzz. Why was the present owner selling? Had Tyler's Row been condemned, or was it about to be restored? The speculation ends when Peter and Diana Hale arrive to view the little row of rental cottages, with plans to create their own rural haven. But the Hales soon discover that Fairacre is no idyll, just a normal town with the usual ups and downs. In this book, like the others in her two intertwined series, Miss Read's wry chronicles of the neighboring towns of Thrush Green and Fairacre in the Cotswolds district of England take readers to a bygone world of charming eccentrics and stalwart characters. When troubles arise they are handled with a combination of manners, a bit of the stiff upper lip, and the occasional good-natured compromise.

"Miss Read has three great gifts—an unerring intuition about human frailty, a healthy irony, and, surprisingly, an almost beery sense of humor. As a result, her villages, the rush of the sun and snow through venerable elms, and the children themselves all miraculously manage to blend into a charming and lasting whole."—The New Yorker

 
 
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