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Miss Buncle's Book (original 1934; edition 2010)

by D. E. Stevenson (Author), Aline Templeton (Preface)

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Title:Miss Buncle's Book
Authors:D. E. Stevenson (Author)
Other authors:Aline Templeton (Preface)
Info:Persephone Books (2010), Paperback, 332 pages
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Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson (1934)

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In tiny, quiet little Silverstream, a young woman is in need of money. What to do? Why write a book! Write a book about your town and barely conceal the identity of the characters in it. And then see what mayhem happens!
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  majkia | Jan 14, 2017 |
Glad to have met Barbara and her neighbors.

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"It crossed his (the vicar's) mind that Vivian had been a little inconsiderate, and somewhat domineering. Was he taking unto himself a domineering wife?...Of course he was not yet Vivian's husband, she would be different when they were married." ( )
  2wonderY | Dec 25, 2016 |
Miss Buncle certainly disrupted harmony in her village when she wrote her first novel Disturber of the Peace, an honest portrayal of her neighbours that became a bestseller. Stevenson wrote her book in 1934 and although nowadays her characters are a little cliché the story is charming. ( )
  VivienneR | Dec 22, 2016 |
Delicious and adorable read. :) ( )
  cybercarotte | Nov 23, 2016 |
A really delightful book, a pleasure to read, with some hilarious moments—be ready for many chuckles, so be sure you are alone when you read it! Incredibly, there is no sex, and no foul language; modern writers should look for some inspiration in books like this! I’m looking forward to the next book in this series of three: “Miss Buncle Married” and “The Two Mrs. Abbotts.” Incidentally, Dorothy Emily Stevenson was the cousin of famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson. ( )
  MrsRK | Nov 21, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Stevenson, D.E.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carey, EileenCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Templeton, AlineIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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One fine summer's morning the sun peeped over the hills and looked down on the valley of Silverstream.
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It crossed his (the vicar's) mind that Vivian had been a little inconsiderate, and somewhat domineering. Was he taking unto himself a domineering wife?...Of course he was not yet Vivian's husband, she would be different when they were married.
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Who Knew One Book Could Cause So Much Chaos?

Barbara Bunde is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara's bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out. 

To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It's a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Bunde's world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art? 
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HERBERT JENKINS EDITION:
The scene of this entertaining story is laid in a charming English village. The plot centres around Miss Buncle, a maiden lady who was obliged to write a book because - as she naively explained - her dividends were so poor.
Unfortunately, Miss Buncle had no imagination, so she wrote about her friends - quite kindly and truthfully, of course, for she was a benevolent and veracious soul.
The reactions of her friends to Miss Buncle's book, however, were a little surprising, and the far-reaching and unexpected results of its publication caused quite a stir.
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Who Knew One Book Could Cause So Much Chaos? Barbara Bunde is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara's bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out. To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It's a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Bunde's world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art? A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with Miss Buncle's Book, crafting a highly original and charming tale about what happens when people see themselves through someone else's eyes. Love it, love it, love it There are no vampires, no faeries, no weird creatures, just a sweet story about real people living in a world I've always dreamed of.?Reader Review… (more)

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