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D. E. Stevenson

D. E. Stevenson (1892-1973), Dorothy Emily Peploe (married name) was a Scottish author of more than 40 light romantic novels. Her father was the lighthouse engineer David Alan Stevenson, first cousin to the author Robert Louis Stevenson.

2009 saw a renewed interest in Stevenson's books with the reissue of two of her most popular novels, Mrs. Tim of the Regiment (from Bloomsbury) and Miss Buncle's Book (from Persephone Books). The sequel, Miss Buncle Married, was reissued by Persephone in 2011.
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    • Miss Buncle Married

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Marriage to her publisher, Arthur Abbott, has done nothing to stop Barbara Buncle from involving herself in the lives of her neighbours....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A comfortable story

    • By Sara on 02-25-14

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Vittoria Cottage

    • Drumberley, Book 1
    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Since being widowed, Caroline Dering has been content to live her life solely for her children. Then the mysterious Robert Shepperton arrives in the village....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a good listen to a wonderful novel

    • By Carol Mello on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Katherine Wentworth

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Married at 19, Katherine had four years of happiness with her beloved Gerald. When he dies, she is left on her own to bring up a stepson, Simon, and her own little twins....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love grows in Edinburgh!

    • By Jerri C on 06-01-13

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Charlotte Fairlie

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    In the romantic atmosphere of the Highlands, anything can happen - and even the cool, efficient Charlotte surprises herself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good "read"

    • By Susan h on 08-10-10

    Regular price: $26.54

    • The Fair Miss Fortune

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Jane Fortune causes a stir when she arrives in the small community of Dingleford....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Humorous Look at 1930s English Village Life

    • By Pam on 09-13-12

    Regular price: $14.14

    • Music in the Hills

    • Drumberley, Book 2
    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    After spending time combatting terrorists in Malaya, James Dering returns to Scotland. He starts a new life at Mureth House, the home of his aunt and uncle, Mamie and Jock Johnstone....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Return to Scotland

    • By Jerri C on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Mrs. Tim of the Regiment

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Christine Rendel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Tenth May, 1934. At this moment I look up and see the Man Who Lives Next Door standing on his doorstep watching my antics, and disapproving (I feel sure) of my flowered silk dressing gown....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comfort reading through and through

    • By Holly on 08-17-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Miss Buncle's Book

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    The plot centres round Miss Barbara Buncle, a maiden lady who was obliged to write a book because – as she naively explained – her dividends were so poor....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good, I'll read them all!!

    • By Heather on 03-16-10

    Regular price: $14.91

    • The Four Graces

    • Miss Buncle, Book 4
    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The four Grace sisters love their quiet life in the country village of Chevis Green. To some, their insular world might seem dull, but the sisters never seem to run out of conversation. They truly are the happiest of families. That is, until Aunt Rona comes to town....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just a glimpse of Buncle

    • By Jerri C on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    D. E. Stevenson's fine sense of characterisation and romance makes this novel a delight to read. It is a golden tale of ordinary, lovable people in a small town of Beilford....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scotland as told by D. E. Stevenson

    • By Jerri C on 09-30-14

    Regular price: $15.34

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