The Christmas Mouse #2020

The Christmas Mouse By Miss Read The Christmas Mouse Mrs Berry is frightened by a mouse and goes downstairs to sit out the stormy Christmas Eve While cosily by the loungeroom fire she is disturbed yet again This time the intruder proves to be a young r
  • Title: The Christmas Mouse
  • Author: Miss Read
  • ISBN: 9780848814526
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Christmas Mouse By Miss Read Mrs Berry is frightened by a mouse and goes downstairs to sit out the stormy Christmas Eve While cosily by the loungeroom fire, she is disturbed yet again This time the intruder proves to be a young run away boy.
    The Christmas Mouse By Miss Read
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      Published :2020-01-09T06:14:53+00:00

    About "Miss Read"

    1. Miss Read

      Dora Jessie Saint MBE n e Shafe born 17 April 1913 , best known by the pen name Miss Read, was an English novelist, by profession a schoolmistress Her pseudonym was derived from her mother s maiden name She began writing for several journals after World War II and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC.She wrote a series of novels from 1955 to 1996 Her work centred on two fictional English villages, Fairacre and Thrush Green The principal character in the Fairacre books, Miss Read , is an unmarried schoolteacher in a small village school, an acerbic and yet compassionate observer of village life Miss Read s novels are wry regional social comedies, laced with gentle humour and subtle social commentary Miss Read is also a keen observer of nature and the changing seasons In 1940 she married her now late husband, Douglas, a former headmaster The couple have a daughter, Jill.Her most direct influence is from Jane Austen, although her work also bears similarities to the social comedies of manners written in the 1920s and 1930s, and in particular the work of Barbara Pym Miss Read s work has influenced a number of writers in her own turn, including the American writer Jan Karon The musician Enya has a track on her Watermark album named after the book Miss Clare Remembers, and one on her Shepherd Moons album named after No Holly for Miss Quinn.In 1996 she retired In 1998 she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services to literature She lives in Berkshire.

    943 thoughts on “The Christmas Mouse”

    1. I love this book and read it every year at Christmas time along with my other Christmas books in English and German A dear story very similar in tone to the Number One Ladies Detective Agency books, although with a very different setting and no mystery rural England in the 1960s This little tale concerns a widow, Mrs Berry, who lives with her also widowed young daughter and two little girls Their preparations on Christmas Eve for a simple old fashioned English Christmas, despite their lack of mo [...]

    2. 31 2 stars In the hectic days before Christmas, I wanted an good, relaxing storytagonists and challenges okay, but spare me the gruesome, disgusting, or vulgar I found what I wanted in The Christmas Mouse, one of a series of books written by Miss Read in the 60s and 70s Set in an English village, it s a gratifying story about people who face small and big problems with forthrightness and who truly care about one another Put a log on the fire, pour yourself a cup of tea, and enjoy

    3. This was nice, old story about a mother Mrs Berry , her daughter Mary and her two grandauhters living in London at Christmas time The whole story happens in 24 hrs Christmas eve to Christmas day Both Mrs Berry and Mary were widowers and they didn t have much money so that is why they lived together It is Christmas Eve and the girls and Mary go out to get some last gifts The girls get sent to bed and Mary and Mrs Berry stay up to wrap some gifts The oldes gets up because she wants to stay awake t [...]

    4. The Christmas Mouse by Miss Read is a delightful Christmas story set over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the early 1970 s It evokes childhood memories for me when Christmases were simpler affairs and children were happy to receive such things as dolls, slippers, handkerchiefs and oranges as presents.Mrs Berry, a widow shares her home with her daughter Mary, also a widow and her two granddaughters aged five and seven years old The story tells of their preparations for Christmas Mrs Berry also [...]

    5. Mrs Berry is my new hero Grimly determined to do the right thing, she surprises even herself with her own bravery in the end Another charming English village tale from the able pen of Miss Read Going back to my normal dystopian sci fi after this series is going to be jarring.

    6. I love Miss Read books I reread this one every year for memories, nostalgia, innocent Christmas delights It s a trip down memory lane for me.

    7. Another Fairacre book, this one settled on the events in one house There s a grandmother, a mother and her two young girls living there and it s time for Christmas The husbands of both women are dead The young girls are really looking forward to the toys and other things they will get for Christmas.What wasn t counted on was a mouse showing up in the grandmother s room She s terrified of them and ends up staying downstairs on Christmas Eve That accounts for 1 mouse.The next one is a young boy th [...]

    8. My favourite comfort book I read it many times a year although I almost know it word for word I don t know why I love it so much

    9. Heart warmingA short and sweet Christmas story, enjoyable and light though just a little too sugary for me Nicely written but not something I would choose again.

    10. One of my last Festive themed stories I had stockpiled for this Christmas.It is a delightfully nostalgic story of Christmases of Yore, when gifts were small but heartfelt Here excess amounts to a extra fruit laden cake in the tin and a new watch is the height of desire in a tiny boy s heart.This is quite a dense story for such a short story, it is about loss of many different kinds and redemption and hope The little mouse of the title was used both literally and figuratively to real effect My Fi [...]

    11. This story was quite unlike anything I ve read before It says it is the 10th book in the Fairacre series It was interesting as it took place in a small English town and centered mostly on the matiarch of the family It takes place in the early 1970 s The youngest daughter of Mrs Berry, Mary, lives with her, along with her 2 young daughters Mrs Berry and her daughter, Mary are both widowed They scrape enough together to make ends meet and have a little left over for some nice Christmas gifts The e [...]

    12. This was a simple, short seasonal tale about a family in the 1960 s fictional village of Fairacre About a widowed daughter, her widowed mother and two young girls, aged about 7 and 9, the mouse is just incidental The mouse merely makes way for the older lady, Mrs Berry to be sleeping downstairs and therefore for her to with the young Stephen Amonetti, who breaks into the house, reminding the old lady of his father and her younger days It gives her a chance to help the young fostered tearaway and [...]

    13. I know it s not Christmas but I needed a good audio book and grabbed this one and enjoyed it It also came with No Holly for Miss Quinn by Miss Read Both gentle, delightful stories set in an English Village in the 1960 s.

    14. Read anything by Miss Read portraits of small village life in England, but not unsubstantial While relating the happenings of teachers, farmers and shop keepers in rural 1960 s England, she also tackles child abuse, poverty, social classes, old age, etc, etc.

    15. This light and cozy read is just delightful Not a lot gets done in this book, the tale of a widow and her daughter also widowed preparing for Christmas That s alright though her brief interaction with a boy will make you ponder kindness, child rearing, and loneliness.

    16. A short sweet and heartwarming story, of a widowed mother, her widowed daughter and her two granddaughters living together in a small village The surprise visit by the Christmas mouse is cute

    17. A lovely gentle Christmas story I read this every Christmas Its the sort of book you curl up on the sofa with, eating toast and drinking tea while its freezing cold outside Quite short.

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