From beloved English author D.E. Stevenson who has sold more than 7 million books worldwide!
In the first heartwarming book of this classic series, D.E. Stevenson proves that one little book can be the source of all kinds of trouble when residents of a small English village start to see themselves through someone else's eyes.
Barbara Buncle 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 Buncle'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, and can she harness that power for good?
With the wit and charm of a Jane Austen novel and the gossipy, small-town delight of the Flavia de Luce series, Miss Buncle's Book is D.E. Stevenson at her best!
About the Author
D.E. Stevenson (1892-1973) had an enormously successful writing career; between 1923 and 1970, four million copies of her books were sold in Britain and three million in the United States.
"Miss Buncle's Book was a charming and funny book with a unique plot. Lot of shenanigans ensue that will crack you up." — Christy’s Books
"Delightful, charming, warm, cosy – those are the type of words I would use to describe Miss Buncle’s Book. " — She Reads Novels
" It is a sweet story that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys light, cozy reads." — The Book Garden
"So thank heavens for Miss’s Buncle Book: a darling little tome that pulled me gently out a literary funk called what is the world coming to and reminded me that once upon a time authors like D.E.Stevenson created stories designed to cheer our socks off, merrily leaving our knickers intact and thrilling us with the merest of chaste kisses between the middle-aged lonely hearts of a village called Silverstream." — Brocante Home
"Recommended as a cosy, comfortable and old-fashioned read." — Good Reading Guide
"I smiled, I giggled, I laughed out loud, I tsk'd tsk'd at some of the characters' antics but most of all I loved the book! I can't wait to read another" — Pudgy Penguin Perusals
"People who enjoy the humor of The Help by Kathryn Stockett or those who enjoy a look at a small town community, such as that in the much older Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, may also enjoy this book." — Rebecca Reads
" This vintage book, which was written in the 1930’s, is an absolute charmer, like its main character." — book addiction
"I highly recommend this for readers of sweet romances. But I also recommend it for those who would like a change of pace, are looking for something light and amusing, or find appealing the promise of a book that has the charm of vintage photographs and the comfort of a hug." — Just Janga
"This was my first story by D.E. Stevenson and I wasn’t disappointed. This story goes to show that real life can be mirrored from a story and become art." — Luxury Reading
"Miss Buncle’s Book is total escapism. Sometimes that’s just what you’re looking for." — Alex In Leeds
"Miss Buncle's Book is a light-hearted, very English cosy type of story with a lovely old-fashioned feel to it ..... just right for those times you need to take a break from serious reading or want only to put your feet up with a cup of tea and relax." — Tell Me a Story
"If you like "Miss Pettigrew" or gentle books about bygone times which were actually written in those times and which take their time to set up the action, then this might be for you. Watch as Barbara Buncle blossoms and finds within herself the strength that’s always been there, just waiting for its chance. RECOMMENDED READ " — Dear Author
"If you want to read a cute/funny, charmingly delightful book, pick up Miss Buncle's Book and devote an afternoon to reading. You will finish this book in that afternoon!" — Book Lovers Paradise
"Thoroughly pleasant" — Shelf Love
"Pour your tea and settle in because, from the opening pages, you’ll be drawn into this small village, set somewhere in England, sometime between the wars. You’ll probably stay the night. You’ll definitely want a sweater. Because this book is hard to put down—and, despite what Miss Buncle may say, it is truly, truly imaginative." — History Undressed
"If you like a cozy warm caricature of life, try this sweet, easy story!" — Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf
" It’s the literary equivalent of a nice cup of tea and a sit down – just what you want after a hard day at work. Or, in my case, a hard day sunbathing." — Book Snob
"If you own this one and haven't yet read it (Darlene I am looking at you), it is time to take it off the shelf and get to it. " — My Porch
"I read somewhere that this book was described as a "cosy" read and I think that is the perfect word to use for Miss Buncle’s Book. It is a cosy fun lighthearted book where nothing happens and yet everything seems to change. " — Paperback Dolls
"Hopefully these new editions will open Stevenson's books to a whole new audience. They deserve it! " — A Lovely Shore Breeze
"I stayed up until 1 am reading this one because I couldn’t stand to put it down, not because it was so gripping but because it was so irresistibly funny and I had to know what was going to become of all of them." — Glass of Fancy