The storyline of Miss Buncle's Book (1934) is a simple one: Barbara Buncle, who is unmarried and perhaps in her late 30s, lives in a small village and writes a novel about it in order to try and supplement her meagre income. This is a light-hearted, easy read, one of those books like Mariana, Miss Pettigrew, The Making of a Marchioness and Greenery Street which can be recommended unreservedly to anyone looking for something undemanding, fun and absorbing that is also well-written and intelligent. DE Stevenson had an enormously successful writing career: between 1923 and 1970, four million copies of her books were sold in Britain and three million in the States. Like EF Benson, Ann Bridge, O Douglas or Dorothy L Sayers (to name but a few) her books are funny, intensely readable, engaging and dependable. Miss Buncle's Book was the most popular of her novels because it has a completely original plot and a charming and delightful central character.
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Book Description Herbert Jenkins, London, 1936. Orange Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No dj. Fourteenth edition. Sound tight clean copy, free of wear or foxing, thicker pre-war version in orange cloth with clear black titling. Name on flyleaf. Moderate even sunfade to spine panel, no foxing, amrking or such, a touch of rubbing to the corners is all. Appealing copy. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 020773
Book Description Collins, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. The free end page has been removed. Darkened tan to the page edges. Stains to the page edges. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005667229