A Peaceful Retirement
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I bought this book from the library sale table over three years ago. In view of the title I decided to set it aside for the first day of my retirement. Finally that day arrived and I was pleased to be able to pick up this gentle pleasant book. The last in the Fairacre series, it tells of Miss Read’s early retirement due to a minor stroke. A former headmistress, she plans for quiet time relishing the opportunity for some solitude but soon finds herself as busy as ever. Friends and neighbours are determined that she won’t find herself lonely and at loose ends. The book was delightful and surprisingly humourous. It made me feel nostalgic for simpler times, if indeed this gentle world ever existed, even in small English villages like Beech Green. Countless cups of tea were poured and so was the occasional glass of sherry. I loved it and also enjoyed the lovely line drawings.