Miss Buncle's Book

Miss Buncle's Book

eBook - 2012
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Struggling to make ends meet, Barbara Buncle writes a novel inspired by the residents of her village, and not only does it leave the town in an uproar, but the events that happen in the book begin to happen to their real-life counterparts.

Sourcebooks Inc.

"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

From beloved author D.E. Stevenson-who's sold more than seven million books worldwide-comes this highly original and charming tale about a woman who causes an uproar in her quaint English village after writing a revealing novel featuring the town's inhabitants as characters.

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

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, Inc., c2012
ISBN: 9781402270833
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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.

Feb 25, 2015

I liked it. Somehow it was satisfying. I like that it was about goodness winning out. Light reading but enjoyable.

Feb 19, 2015

Very British humour, timeless, refreshing read from decades ago. Have already requested next book.

ivana1122 Jul 22, 2014

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.

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