Miss Buncle's Book

Miss Buncle's Book

Large Print - 1982
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Publisher: Leicester : Ulverscroft, 1982, c1934.
ISBN: 9780708908341
Characteristics: 448 pages (large print) ;,22 cm.


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CRRL_MaryB Dec 03, 2020

Barbara Buncle, a spinster facing hard times in 1930’s England, writes a novel based on her neighbors. Despite the artistry of the book, they don’t appreciate having their foibles so accurately portrayed.

SpringValleyStaff Jan 08, 2020

Delightful read of a quaint English village turned upside down by a mysterious author who seems to know everything about everyone! This book is lighthearted and funny with an array of interesting characters and a believable, naive heroine. A perfect recommendation for anyone searching for a light, fast, funny read set in the English countryside.

icecream4books Nov 16, 2019

This was a lovely find! Not only is it a sweet and funny portrait of an English village in the 1930s, it's also a refreshing change of pace from the high-action, high-intensity types of novels that are so common today. An understated British style of humor pervades this story about the social upheaval that ensues when the naive Miss Buncle writes a novel about her neighbors. Hilarious, clever, and insightful - a perfect book to read on a rainy day, while sipping tea and nibbling scones.

Jun 02, 2019

Oh, my goodness! What a delightful read! Her description of the Tea meeting put me in mind of the council meetings in the Vicar of Dibley. I laughed until I cried.

A humorous and light read set in the early 1900’s England. Miss Buncle has discovered she needs money, so she writes a book under a false name that caricatures the people of her village perfectly. Frantic to discover who the mystery author is, the people of the village hold meetings and inquisitions. A funny series of events follow as the book becomes a national bestseller. This is a good story to read for a bit of escapism and a chuckle. (submitted by DH)

Jul 09, 2017

Charming in an oh-so-British way. I enjoyed it immensely. As a matter of fact, the atmosphere reminded me of some of Agatha Christie's books, but without the murder. A light, wholesome, and fun read.

Feb 03, 2017

Charming book
Light and amusing. I enjoyed it very much
Yes I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light read.

Aug 16, 2016

Nice little story but not good enough to tempt me to read the next one - can anyone really be as naive as Miss Buncle? It was charming and sweet.

SPL_Melanie Dec 03, 2015

Charming British novel with a touch of snark to keep it fun :) Miss Buncle inadvertently writes a best-seller based on her neighbours, and finds love in the process.

Oct 28, 2015

Put up your feet and settle back for several hours of pure pleasure with this light-hearted British fiction. Not a mystery, and thus missing the usual formulas, this tale of village life, and what happens when the masks come off, is difficult to put down.

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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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