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The Darling Buds of May [with] A Breath of French Air [with] When the Green Woods Laugh [with] Oh! To Be In England [with] A Little of What You Fancy

BATES, H.E.

THE LARKINS NOVELS COMPLETE IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS

Published: Michael Joseph, [1958-70]

Stock code: 42719

Price: £298.00

Originally conceived by Bates as a trilogy, the Larkins ultimately became a sequence of five novels. Here is the complete series featuring the immortal family whose adventures are rooted firmly in the classic English tradition of bucolic humour. The dustwrappers of the first three novels are splendidly illustrated by Broom Lynne. Selections from the series were memorably televised by the BBC in the 1990s starring David Jason and Catherine Zeta Jones. The first novel, 'The Darling Buds of May', formed the basis of the MGM feature film 'The Mating Game' (1959) directed by George Marshall and starring Debbie Reynolds and Tony Randall. COMPLETE SETS IN DUSTWRAPPERS ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE. Eads, A86a (1958), A87a (1959), A90a (1960), A97a (1963) and A108a (1970) respectively.