Thursday, September 20, 2012

Older Books Now on Kindle

Being enamoured of English country life, I was delighted over the summer to learn of an older book by a Scottish author coming onto the Kindle format.  I pre-ordered it from Amazon and it was available on Sept. 1. Within a few days, it quickly became a favorite.
Written in 1934,  Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson was a best seller at the time of publication.  An Amazon review said:

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 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?
Settle down on an autumn day and read this book for a captivating time with people you come to know as true neighbors.

I am currently reading Sarum (Edward Rutherfurd) on the Kindle app, enjoying his writing style and learning the history of England from his point of view.  What are you reading?


  1. Thanks for the tip:) I have a stack of books waiting patiently! Have a blessed day dear Nancy, HUGS!

  2. Hi Nancy! This one sounds like a must read...thanks. :=)
    Right now, I'm reading ACM: My Other Man, written by Sue Fone (who is also a personal friend of mine). A very enjoyable read and a true story....

  3. I love a good ohana saga. I added this book to my Goodreads to-read list. Mahalo for the rec!

  4. I think I'll try and find that book! Sounds very interesting and just the right things to curl up with, provided my feet are in socks like yours:-) I've been immersed in Wendell Berry's novel's lately, and now I'm pondering his poetry...

  5. Sounds neat.
    And I love the desk photo (certainly a painting possibility)


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