Miss Buncle s Book

Miss Buncle s Book
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Author: D. E. Stevenson
Pages: 299
ISBN: 1402270828
Release: 2012-08-20
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Struggling to make ends meet, Barbara Buncle writes a novel inspired by the residents of her village, and not only does it leave the town in an uproar, but the events that happen in the book begin to happen to their real-life counterparts.

Miss Buncle Married

Miss Buncle Married
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Author: D.E. Stevenson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781402272547
Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Marriage and a Sudden Move to a New Town Won't Slow This Mischievous Writer Down! Barbara Buncle: bestselling novelist, new wife...new neighbor? In this charming follow-up to Miss Buncle's Book, the intrepid writer moves to a new town filled with fascinating folks...who don't even know they might become the subjects of her next bestselling book. Miss Buncle may have settled down, but she has already discovered that married life can't do a thing to prevent her from getting into humorous mix-ups and hilarious hijinks. A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with the stories of Miss Buncle. "Completely charming." "And funny, in a way that's intelligent without being difficult and cozy without turning sticky-sweet."—Reader Review for the Miss Buncle books

Miss Buncle Married

Miss  Buncle  Married
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Author: D. E. Stevenson
Pages: 318
ISBN: 1397203439
Release: 2018-11-19
Editor: Forgotten Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Excerpt from Miss. Buncle, Married: Being the Further Adventures of the Celebrated Authoress Mrs. Abbott's hand was arrested in mid-air as it went towards the handle of the coffee pot. Her grey eyes widened, her mouth Opened (displaying a set Of exceptionally fine teeth) and remained open, but no sound came. The pleasant dining-room was very quiet, a fire burnt briskly in the grate, the pale wintry sunshine flowed in at the Window on to the red and blue Turkey carpet, the carved oak furniture and the motionless forms of Mr. And Mrs. Abbott sitting at the breakfast table. On the table the Silver glittered and the china shone - as china does When it is well washed and polished by careful hands. It was a Sunday morning as could easily be deduced from the lateness Of the hour and the unnatural quiet outside as Well as inside the Abbotts' small, but comfortable, house. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Two Mrs Abbotts

The Two Mrs  Abbotts
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Author: D.E. Stevenson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781402274664
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nothing Goes Unnoticed in the Small Town of Wandlebury! Much as changed in Wandlebury since Barbara Buncle (now Barbara Abbott) first moved to the charming English village. But as the mistress of her own home with two small children to look after, Barbara finds that she has distressingly little time to keep up with the goings-on of her friends and neighbors. Luckily, Barbara's niece, Jerry Abbott, is more than willing to keep tabs on the news in Wandlebury. And with juicy tidbits of gossip about everything from inconvenient romantic entanglements to German spies hiding in the woods, there is plenty to keep the two Mrs. Abbotts busy in this humorous account of life in World War II England. D.E. Stevenson delivers another well-crafted gem with The Two Mrs. Abbotts, the third and final book of the beloved Miss Buncle series.

The Two Mrs Abbotts

The Two Mrs  Abbotts
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Author: Dorothy Emily Stevenson
Pages: 280
ISBN: OSU:32435012293635
Release: 1943
Editor: New York Farrar & Rinehart [1943]

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The former Miss Buncle and her husband's niece share problems of rationing in wartime England.

The Young Clementina

The Young Clementina
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Author: D.E. Stevenson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781402274732
Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Love, Loss, and Love Again... Charlotte Dean enjoys nothing more than the solitude of her London flat and the monotonous days of her work at a travel bookshop. But when her younger sister unceremoniously bursts into her quiet life one afternoon, Charlotte's world turns topsy-turvy. Beloved author D.E. Stevenson captures the intricacies of post-World War I England with a light, comic touch that perfectly embodies the spirit of the time. Alternatively heartbreaking and witty, The Young Clementina is a touch tale of love, loss, and redemption through friendship. The Young Clementina is another heartwarming tale from D.E. Stevenson, beloved author of Miss Buncle's Book Readers love The Young Clementina: "Immensely enjoyable. As usual when I finish a novel by D.E. Stevenson, I cannot wipe the happy contented smile off my face." "A heartwarming story of love, lost and found...Lots of tears and happiness."

Miss Mole

Miss Mole
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Author: E.H. Young
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780349014128
Release: 2020-10-01
Editor: Virago

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Who would suspect her sense of fun and irony, of a passionate love for beauty and the power to drag it from its hidden places? Who would imagine that Miss Mole had pictured herself, at different times, as an explorer in strange lands, as a lady wrapped in luxury and delicate garments?' Miss Hannah Mole has for twenty years earned her living precariously as a governess or companion to a succession of difficult old women.Now, aged forty, a thin and shabby figure, she returns to Radstowe, the lovely city of her youth. Here she is, if not exactly welcomed, at least employed as housekeeper by the pompous Reverend Robert Corder, whose daughters are sorely in need of guidance. But even the dreariest situation can be transformed into an adventure by the indomitable Miss Mole. Blessed with imagination, wit and intelligence, she wins the affection of Ethel and her nervous sister Ruth. But her past holds a secret that, if brought to life, would jeopardise everything.

Hetty Dorval

Hetty Dorval
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Author: Ethel Wilson
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781551991788
Release: 2012-01-25
Editor: New Canadian Library

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Seeking refuge from her mysterious past, the beautiful Mrs. Dorval arrives in a small British Columbia town at the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. As Frankie Burnaby, the young schoolgirl Mrs. Dorval befriends, pieces together Hetty’s story, she begins to realize that her enigmatic idol is also a treacherous opponent. Hetty Dorval, Wilson’s first novel, is a wise and expertly crafted tale of innocence and experience.

The Casino

The Casino
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Author: Margaret Bonham
Pages: 205
ISBN: 190315538X
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

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Amberwell

Amberwell
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Author: D. E. Stevenson
Pages: 366
ISBN: 0753173735
Release: 2005
Editor: Isis Large Print Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The five young Ayrtons all grew up at Amberwell, preparing themselves to venture out into the world. Amberwell meant something different to each of them, but they all shared the idea that Amberwell was more than where they lived - it was part of them.

High Wages

High Wages
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Author: Dorothy Whipple,Jane Brocket
Pages: 316
ISBN: 1903155754
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A 1930 novel by Persephone Books' most popular writer about a girl who sets up a dress shop.

Celia s House

Celia s House
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Author: D.E. Stevenson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781492607373
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

There's no place like home Celia Dunne may be an old spinster, but she's no fool. She knows that changing her will to leave the grand family estate, Dunnian, to her grand-nephew will ruffle feathers within the family. But Celia also knows that Dunnian has stood solemn and empty for far too long, and she intends for that to change after she's gone. Humphrey's children will turn the creaky old house back into a family home-just the way it was meant to be. As Humphrey's young family grows and expands within the walls of Dunnian, the house seems to welcome them with warmth and a wonderful feeling of belonging. Following the Dunnes through youthful antics, merry parties, heartbreaks, love, and marriages, Celia's House is an enchanting family novel that begs to be read and savored over and over again. Celia's House is another heartwarming tale from D.E. Stevenson, beloved author of Miss Buncle's Book Readers love D.E. Stevenson: "Finding a re-issued D.E. Stevenson novel is like finding a Tiffany lamp at Woolworth's."

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
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Author: Winifred Watson
Pages: 233
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131673746
Release: 2008
Editor: Persephone Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A governess is sent by an employment afency to the wrong address, where she encounters a glamourous night-club singer, Miss LaFosse.

A Hundred Flowers

A Hundred Flowers
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Author: Gail Tsukiyama
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781429961691
Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A powerful new novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary times at the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: "Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend." Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Ying's husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, Tao. But one July morning, just before his sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party and sent to a labor camp for "reeducation." A year later, still missing his father desperately, Tao climbs to the top of the hundred-year-old kapok tree in front of their home, wanting to see the mountain peaks in the distance. But Tao slips and tumbles thirty feet to the courtyard below, badly breaking his leg. As Kai Ying struggles to hold her small family together in the face of this shattering reminder of her husband's absence, other members of the household must face their own guilty secrets and strive to find peace in a world where the old sense of order is falling. Once again, Tsukiyama brings us a powerfully moving story of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances with grace and courage.

Henrietta s War

Henrietta s War
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Author: Joyce Dennys
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781408808702
Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor's wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: there's the indomitable Lady B, who writes to Hitler every night to tell him precisely what she thinks of him; the terrifyingly efficient Mrs Savernack, who relishes the opportunity to sit on umpteen committees and boss everyone around; flighty, flirtatious Faith who is utterly preoccupied with the latest hats and flashing her shapely legs; and then there's Charles, Henrietta's hard-working husband who manages to sleep through a bomb landing in their neighbour's garden. With life turned upside down under the shadow of war, Henrietta chronicles the dramas, squabbles and loyal friendships that unfold in her affectionate letters to her 'dear childhood friend' Robert. Warm, witty and perfectly observed, Henrietta's War brings to life a sparkling community of determined troupers who pull together to fight the good fight with patriotic fervour and good humour. Henrietta's War is part of The Bloomsbury Group, a new library of books from the early twentieth-century chosen by readers for readers.

Guard Your Daughters

Guard Your Daughters
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Author: Diana Tutton
Pages: 264
ISBN: 191026315X
Release: 2017-10-19
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Harvey sisters are unconventional, unschooled and oddly named they have been brought up at quite some distance from the rest of the world. Living with their famous detective writer father, and their fragile mother, they have been one another's friends - with hardly any experience of people outside their family.

Death by the Book

Death by the Book
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Author: Beth Byers
Pages: 148
ISBN: 1090997523
Release: 2019-03-20
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

July 1936 When Georgette Dorothy Marsh's dividends fall along with the banks, she decides to write a book. Her only hope is to bring her account out of overdraft and possibly buy some hens. The problem is that she has so little imagination she uses her neighbors for inspiration. She little expects anyone to realize what she's done. So when Chronicles of Harper's Bend becomes a bestseller, her neighbors are questing to find out just who this "Joe Johns" is and punish him. Things escalate beyond what anyone would imagine when one of her prominent characters turns up dead. It seems that the fictional end Georgette had written for the character spurred a real-life murder. Now to find the killer before it is discovered who the author is and she becomes the next victim. Book ONE in The Poison Ink Mysteries. Georgette Marsh might be a quiet wallflower and treated as such, but it's time for this wallflower to blossom. Are you ready to journey with her as she decides to craft a new life? If so, you'll love Miss Marsh! For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy historical mystery. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

Mrs Tim Gets a Job

Mrs  Tim Gets a Job
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Author: D. E. Stevenson
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1912574551
Release: 2019-01-07
Editor: Dean Street Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Miss Clutterbuck would like me to run the bar--no, it can't be that--run the car, which has seen its best days but is still useful for shopping. Grace has told her I am patient and tactful, so (as she herself is neither the one nor the other) she thinks I am the right person to look after the social side. With husband Tim stationed in Egypt and her children at boarding-school, Hester Christie--affectionately known as "Mrs. Tim" and based loosely on D.E. Stevenson herself--finds herself at loose ends, until her friend Grace takes her at her word and finds her a job with the formidable Erica Clutterbuck, who has opened a new hotel in the Scottish Borders. Once there, Hester's initial ambivalence disappears in a swirl of problems and situations with hotel guests and old friends alike, including serving as fortune teller at the local fète and aiding and abetting romantic schemes, not to mention the reappearance of the debonair Tony Morley. This volume, first published in 1947, is a sequel to Mrs. Tim Carries On and brings Hester into the immediate post-war years. Her exploits continue in Mrs. Tim Flies Home. All three titles are back in print for the first time in decades from Furrowed Middlebrow and Dean Street Press. This edition includes a new introduction by Alexander McCall Smith. "D.E. Stevenson brings back Mrs. Tim after some years' silence, and here she is the same charming, witty woman, a little older, a little wiser but just as busy as ever." Edinburgh Evening News "It is a delightful book, and long may Mrs Tim flourish!" Sunday Times

Rochester s Wife

Rochester s Wife
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Author: Dorothy Emily Stevenson
Pages: 335
ISBN: 0899661645
Release: 1976-01-01
Editor: Buccaneer Books

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Miss Ranskill Comes Home

Miss Ranskill Comes Home
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Author: Barbara Euphan Todd
Pages: 330
ISBN: 1903155363
Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tells the tale of a woman who goes on a cruise and is swept overboard. She lives for three years on a desert island before being rescued by a destroyer in 1943. When she returns to England it seems to her to have gone mad: she cannot buy clothes without 'coupons', and she is considered uncivilised if she walks barefoot or is late for meals.