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Miss Buncle's Book - D.E. Stevenson
Miss Buncle's Book
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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. In this respect she is at one with Miss Pettigrew and Miss Ranskill, two... show more
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. In this respect she is at one with Miss Pettigrew and Miss Ranskill, two other unmarried women who, not having subsumed their existence into that of a man, have to find a way of looking after themselves. There are some serious moments, for example when the doctor’s children are, very briefly, kidnapped (as a way of trying to force their mother to admit that she wrote the book; which she did not). But the seriousness is minimal – mostly this is an entirely 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781903155714 (1903155711)
Publisher: Persephone Books Ltd
Pages no: 332
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Buncle (#1)
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Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it
5.0 Simply delightful
I've read a few other D.E. Stevenson books, but this book takes the prize so far. No wonder it stands as one of Stevenson's most beloved books out of a lot of beloved books. We start with our protagonist and heroine, Barbara Buncle, a spinster a bit past her prime, worried about making ends meet. ...
Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it
3.0 [REVIEW] Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson
Surprisingly delightful and fun read populated with lovely (and some hateful) characters. It was very slow at the beginning, the jumping back and forth between different perspectives in the same chapter made me dizzy. Then it picked up the pace along with the tension. There were times where I wanted...
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fromfirstpagetolast rated it
Miss Buncle’s finances are in dire need of a boost. She’s discounted keeping chickens or letting in paying guests. She of course can’t let go of her maid so she resorts to one of the only avenues of income available to her. She writes a book. Little does she realise the effect her book will have on ...
Rachel's books
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3.0 Miss Buncle's Book
Short of money, Miss Barbara Buncle needs to find a way to bring in an income. Being a woman, she's limited in her choices. She decides to write a book. This book is based on her small village. Her book, "Chronicles of an English Village" becomes "Disturber of the Peace." She did submit and her book...
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4.5 Miss Buncle´s Book
Have you met Miss Barbara Buncle? It´s the 1930s: Miss Buncle is an unmarried woman in her late thirties and she has some severe economical problems. In order to earn money she writes a book under a pen name, a book about the small English village she lives in. And since she is the most unimaginativ...
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