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The scene of this entertaining story is laid in a charming English village. 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. Unfortunately, Miss Buncle had no imagination, so she wrote about her friends – quite kindly and truthfully, of course, for she was a benevolent and veracious soul.

The reactions of her friends to Miss Buncle’s book, however, were a little surprising, and the far-reaching and unexpected results of its publication caused quite a stir.

©1934 D. E. Stevenson (P)2010 Soundings

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Impossible to put it down once you've started!! Highly recommended for everyone!!! I loved it!

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Disappointing!

Sorry I wasted a credit. Chpts 24-28 was the ONLY slightly interesting part of the whole book.

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fun read

This was a nice story for something just fun and easy to follow. Liked it.

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One of my favorite D.E. Stevenson novels!

The novel is about a woman writing a book about a woman writing a book! Genuinely funny and great characters that are well drawn. This is a story that can be reread over and over.

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Playful book about a book about a book

This is the favorite Stevenson book, rather like Oscar Wilde in its humor. Nice studies of the space between personality and what is projected to the world often with a delightful jar as the hypocrisy becomes manifest

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