I was excited to learn from one of the folks commenting on my blog about Miss Read that there is a new book that came out this fall called Christmas at Thrush Green (thanks to Sandy). We don’t have it on order yet, but that seemed reasonable because her books are published in the UK first. I decided to go to Amazon UK to see if they had it and if there were any reviews as I had decided that I would probably order it. I was dismayed to find out that it was not written by her, but by her editor, Jenny Dereham. According to one review, quoting the acknowledgement, Miss Read “discussed the initial idea, developed the storyline, then left [Jenny Dereham] to put it into words.”
I’m not so sure I like the idea of someone other than Miss Read actually ‘moving in’ and working on the world she created in Thrush Green, so I’ll have to think twice about buying it. However, some folks did like it, others hated it, and some had mixed feelings. Check out what they had to say on Amazon UK, and when someone reads it, let us all know what you think.