An illustrated celebration of H.E. Bates's writing about the British countryside, split into the four seasons. Extracts from all his novels - including "The Darling Buds Of May" - essays and volumes of autobiography are included to present a portrait of Britain.
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H. E. Bates was born in 1905 in Northamptonshire. He worked as a journalist and clerk on a local newspaper before publishing his first book, The Two Sisters, when he was twenty. In the next fifteen years he acquired a distinguished reputation for his stories about English country life. During the Second World War he was a Squadron Leader in the R.A.F. The Darling Buds of May, the first of the popular Larkin family novels, was followed by A Breath of French Air (1959), When the Green Woods Laugh (1960), Oh! To Be in England (1963). His works have been translated into sixteen languages. H. E. Bates was awarded the C.B.E. in 1973 and died in January 1974.
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Book Description Michael Joseph Ltd, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110718136128
Book Description Michael Joseph Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0718136128 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1216597