7.75" x 5". 158pp. Red cloth, in dust wrapper. Fine condition; the bright jacket is quite nice but has one closed tear on the front panel. A comic novel, the first of a series of five books about the Larkins, a rural family from Kent. It was adapted into an MGM film in 1959 entitled The Mating Game. The film was directed by George Marshall and starred Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, and Paul Douglas in his final screen appearance. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Darling Buds of May.
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Publication Date: 1958
Edition: First edition.
Book Description William Morrow & Company, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Shipped from the UK. Seller Inventory # mon0000274959
Book Description Michael Joseph Ltd, London, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Reprint. First published in 1958, this is a stated twelfth impression of 1970 in blue jacket with yellow titling. Some slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, very slight lean, not price clipped, small previous owner's name to inside front flap, internally clean and tight, overall a vg++ copy for its age. 158pp. Pop Larkin, who makes a fortune from scrap iron deals but has never paid income tax, lives in rural idyllic bliss with generous hearted Ma and their six children. When a young, earnest tax official, Mr Charlton, turns up one hot May afternoon in 1957 to investigate he is bewitched immediately by eldest daughter Mariette and it isn't long before he succumbs to the boisterous Larkin family charm and largesse. Seller Inventory # 005041