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Miss Buncle's Book

Stevenson, D. E. (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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
Authors: Stevenson, D. E. (Dorothy Emily), 1892-1973
Title: Miss Buncle's book
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2012
Characteristics: 299 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: D.E. Stevenson
Notes: "First published in 1936 by Herbert Jenkins Ltd. Previously published in the UK in 2010 by Persephone Books Ltd."
ISBN: 1402270828
9781402270826
Branch Call Number: FICTION STEVENSON 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Cities and towns England Fiction Women authors, English Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Topical Term: Cities and towns
Women authors, English
Additional Physical Form Entry: Electronic version: Stevenson, D. E. (Dorothy Emily), 1892-1973. Miss Buncle's book. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, Inc., c2012 9781402270840 (OCoLC)802262061
LCCN: 2012020973
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Barbara Bunde is in a bind. Times are harsh, and her bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, she draws inspiration from her fellow residents of a little English village she knows inside and out. To her surprise, the novel is... Read More »

When in need of money, why not draw upon your amusing neighbors and write a novel about them...under a pseudonym of course!

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.


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Jul 22, 2014
  • ivana1122 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Delightful! I've looked for DE Stevenson books in many used book stores and they are not easy to find. I hope the library can find the rest of her books as I would love to read them all.

Aug 30, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.” (Here you can find a list of all Stevenson’s books: http://destevenson.org/) Incidentally, Dorothy Emily Stevenson was the cousin of famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

Jun 20, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

what a fun read! ... her style is reminiscent of Angela Thirkell's writings

Jun 03, 2013
  • writermala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Miss Buncle's Book" is indeed a novel book. It is hard to believe that it was first written in 1936. It is just as interesting today. The writer D.E Stevenson has woven an intriguing plot of a book within a book within a book and yet kept the novel simple. Barbara Buncle writes a novel since she is in need of money and ends up writing a bestseller which turns a sleepy, quaint village upside down. The events following the publication of "disturber of peace" are incredible and I couldn't stop reading till I had reached the end.

May 28, 2013
  • librarianista rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I laughed, I cried. (Not really. I just laughed.)

Mar 11, 2013
  • Rosebud_DPPL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book!

Feb 26, 2013
  • LaughingOne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a delightful comedy written in the 1930s. Miss Buncle is a "quiet mouse" who observes more than her neighbours think, and turns what she observes into a book that turns the village upside down. There is a second book that follows this story. I'm looking forward to reading it too.

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Aug 30, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I think [Disturber of the Peace] was written by a very simple-minded person—a woman. Yes, I’m almost certain John Smith is a woman. (Dr. John)

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