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Before I introduce you to Miss Buncle's Book, Let me introduce you to its author. D.E. Stevenson, (Dorthy Emily), was a distant relative to Robert Louis Stevenson. She was a prolific writer from 1923 to 1970. Millions of copies of her books have sold in Great Britain and the US, mainly because they are engaging, humorous and downright enjoyable.
I discovered Ms. Stevenson and Miss Buncle's Book on Kindle by accident as I was searching for something new to read and it was on sale with great reviews. This book has 4.06 stars on Good Reads! It did not disappoint.
The book was published in 1936 and takes place in that same time period. Barbara Buncle, a single woman living in the tiny English village of Silverstream is having rough financial times. So, she tries her hand at writing a book and uses the people in her village as her inspiration. Writing under a pseudonym, Miss Buncle is surprised when her book is a smash hit, but her town begins to recognize themselves in it. Now, as she writes a sequel, she tries to hide her identity as the author of the book from her neighbors. Her book brings a lot of unexpected surprises into Miss Buncle's life. The story is funny, original and keeps you turning the pages to find out what will happen next! I really can't believe this book hasn't been made into a movie because it would be a great one!
If you are looking for a great, light but engaging read for the Spring, I highly recommend Miss Buncle's Book! Also, there are 3 more books in Miss Buncle's story that are worth the read, but I have to say that this first one in the series is my favorite
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!