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D.E. Stevenson was one of the highly popular Scottish authors who has written a number of successful books based on the light romance and literature & fiction genres. The most well known novel series written by her include the Mrs, Buncle series, Mrs. Tim series and a few other mini book series. Most of the books written by author Stevenson among her different series are often linked to one another. She was born as Dorothy Emily Stevenson on November 18, 1892. Her death took place on December 30, 1973. Stevenson’s father, David Alan Stevenson, used to work as a lighthouse engineer and was related to Robert Louis Stevenson as a first cousin. Author Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and did most of her schooling in her home. She had developed a great deal of interest in writing when she was just a kid and had even started writing from the age of eight. But, her parents did not approve of it. As a result, she was forced to keep her hobby of writing a secret to herself. After growing up, author Stevenson wanted to join the university, but her parents again refused. Eventually, she went on to become a published author in the year 1923 with the publication of her debut book titled Peter West. The final novel written by her was published just before her death and was titled The House of the Deer. In the year 2011, a couple of unpublished novels written by author Stevenson were published. Overall, she had written over 40 light romance novels in her writing career. In the year 1916, Stevenson had got married to a captain posted in the 6th division of the Gurkha Rifles.
The family of author Stevenson was well known as engineers and writers. As a child, Stevenson too was attracted towards reading and writing romance books. Among the other pursuits, author Stevenson liked to play golf and a few other outdoor games. Her skills as a golfer were so great that she was even considered for getting included in the Ladies Golf Team of Scotland. In the year 1913, she played her debut season in Edinburgh and in the year 1915, she was able to publish her first poetry book. But, due to the World War, she had to change the focus of her life and had to marry a family friend named James Reid Peploe. Stevenson gave birth to her first child in the first year of her marriage. This completely changed her attention from being a writer to an officer’s wife and a mother. Over the course of her marriage, author Stevenson gave birth to a total of 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters. After a few years into her marriage, she decided to write again and began taking out time from her busy schedule. And after writing one more poetry book, she finally wrote and published her first novel in 1923. As this book did not become much successful, author Stevenson did not attempt to publish any novels for several years. But all that time, she used to keep a personal diary for noting down the personalities and characters of the persons that she met. When one of her friends reads her fully filled diary, she suggested author Stevenson to publish it. Seeing it as the second opportunity, she made some changes in her written work and published a book featuring the popular character Mrs. Tim. To her surprise, the book was liked by a number of readers and within no time it became highly famous. From then on till her last breath, Stevenson wrote and published at a steady rate. Later, she even tried her hand at writing humorous and science fiction books. During the early 1940s, author Stevenson shifted to Moffat, Scotland along with her husband. During the later stages of her life, she was mainly involved in church proceedings. Author Stevenson always hoped that her books served as lighthouses for the readers.
One of the popular novel series written by author D.E. Stevenson is known as the Mrs. Buncle series. This series is comprised of 4 books in total, which were released between the years 1934 and 1946. The novel, published first in the series, was titled as ‘Miss Buncle’s Book’. It was released by the Ulverscroft publication in the year 1934. The plot of the book introduces the lead character of Barbara Buncle. As the novel begins, it is depicted that the times are very harsh for Buncle as she finds herself in a bind. Her bank account is almost empty and there does not seem any way to make the inflow of money. So, she decided to write and sell a book. For getting the ideas for writing a novel, Barbara Buncle gets inspiration from the fellow residents of a small English village known as Silverstream that she knows everything about. The novel gets a very poor opening and fails to live up to the mark. To her luck, Buncle did the right thing by using a pseudonym to write the novel because the residents of the village were very much in an uproar. But what really bothers Barbara Buncle that whatever she had written about the characters in the novel begin to happen to the real life characters from the Silverstream village. On the whole, the novel describes a sweet story based on the lives of people in the real world.
One of the other initial books from the Miss Buncle series was published under the title ‘The Two Mrs. Abbotts’. This book was released in the year 1943 by the Ulverscroft publishers. At the starting sequence of the book, it is shown that Mrs. Abbott is very much flustered about the thought of writing about a woman from the Red Cross. Being a writer like Miss Buncle, she wants to give a boost to her writing career by developing something very much exciting. To her surprise, it turns out that the woman that she was looking for is an old friend of hers named Miss Buncle. She herself was an infamous author. By deciding to write about the life story of Miss Buncle, Mrs. Abbott appears to be very happy because she knows that there will be much more to write and people are surely going to like it. Mrs. Abbot finds that Miss Buncle is very much busy in raising her children as well as helping the people of the village to get going in their lives. Now, due to the presence of a possible spy in her vicinity, potential loving pairs in the village, evacuation of several families, the visit from another infamous writer, Miss Buncle finds her work cut out. But, she seems relaxed to know that there is the other Mrs. Abbott, who is more than willing to help her out.
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