The Darling Buds of May (novel)
|Author||H. E. Bates|
|Cover artist||James Broom-Lynne|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Followed by||A Breath of French Air|
The plot involves Pop, Ma, and Mariette Larkin beguiling Charley, a timid and naive tax inspector, into abandoning his investigations to take up residence on the family farm.
The title of the book is a quote from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? / Thou art more lovely and more temperate: / Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, / And summer's lease hath all too short a date; [...]
- Bates, HE, The Darling Buds of May, Penguin Books.
- Russell, RB (2004/05), Guide to First Edition Prices, p. 44 Check date values in:
- "The darling buds of May", The reading room.
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