150 pages, paperback
Kent, the ‘Garden of England’ provides the rustic setting for these poignant stories from the creator of The Darling Buds of May
. Graham Greene liked to compare HE Bates with Chekhov, greatest of short story writers, considering Bates the best writer of short stories of his generation and time. This new collection, selected by Bates’ grandson Tim Bates, shows why.
The H. E. Bates Society
H.E. Bates - Herbert Ernest Bates, who published under the pen name HE Bates, lived from 1905 to 1974. A prolific writer, he is best known today for his short stories and his novels My Uncle Silas, Fair Stood the Wind for France and The Darling Buds of May.
Peter Conradi - Peter Conradi is an author and journalist. A graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford, he is the author of among other books, Hitler’s Piano Player. A foreign correspondent in Brussels, Zurich and Moscow, Conradi became deputy foreign editor of the Sunday Times in 1998. He lives in London.