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D.E. Stevenson Books In Order

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Publication Order of Mrs. Tim Books

Mrs Tim of the Regiment (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Days: Further Leaves from Mrs. Tim's Journal (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Tim Carries On (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Tim Gets a Job (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Tim Flies Home (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Miss Buncle Books

Miss Buncle's Book (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Buncle Married (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Two Mrs. Abbotts (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Four Graces (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ryddelton Books

Celia's House (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Listening Valley (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Drumberley Books

Vittoria Cottage (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Music In The Hills (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter and Rough Weather/Shoulder the Sky (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ayrton Family Books

Amberwell (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summerhills (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bel Lamington Books

Bel Lamington (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fletchers' End (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Katherine Books

Katherine Wentworth (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Katherine's Marriage (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sarah Morris Books

Sarah Morris Remembers (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sarah's Cottage (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gerald Burleigh Brown Books

Gerald and Elizabeth (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of the Deer (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Peter West (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Clementina/Divorced From Reality (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Empty World/A World in Spell (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rosabelle Shaw (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Bun, The Baker's Daughter/The Baker's Daughter (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smouldering Fire (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Money (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
English Air (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rochester's Wife (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spring Magic (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kate Hardy (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Young Mrs. Savage (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five Windows (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlotte Fairlie/Blow the Wind Southerly / The Enchanted Isle (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tall Stranger (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anna and her Daughters (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Still Glides the Stream (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Musgraves (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Sapphire (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House on the Cliff (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crooked Adam (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emily Dennistoun (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fair Miss Fortune (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

D.E. Stevenson was a popular Scottish author 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 book series written by Stevenson 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.

Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and did most of her schooling at 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. 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, 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 of hers were published. Overall, she had written over forty light romance novels over her writing career. In the year 1916, Stevenson 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. 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 in consideration for 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. Due to the World War, she had to change the focus of her life and married 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, Stevenson gave birth to a total of four children, two sons and two daughters. After a few years of marriage, she decided to write again and began taking out time from her busy schedule to write. After writing another poetry book, she finally wrote and published her first novel in 1923.

This book did not have a lot of success which lead to her not attempting to publish any novels for several years after. However, all that time, she kept a personal diary for noting the personalities and characters of the persons she met. When one of her friends read her diary, she suggested that Stevenson should publish it.

Seeing it as the second opportunity, she made some changes in her written work and published the book featuring Mrs. Tim who would go on to become a popular character. To her surprise, the book was liked by a number of readers and within no time it became a hit. From then on till her last breath, Stevenson wrote and published at a steady rate. She even tried her hand at writing humorous and science fiction books.

During the early 1940s, author Stevenson moved to Moffat, Scotland along with her husband. As she grew older, she was mainly involved in church proceedings.

One of the popular novel series written by D.E. Stevenson is known as the Mrs. Buncle series. This series is comprised of four 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. 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 to be any way to make money. She decides to write and sell a book. As she is looking for 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. However, what really bothers Buncle is 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 she knew 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 beginning 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 exciting. To her surprise, it turns out that the woman that she was looking for is an old friend of hers named Miss Buncle.

Buncle was also an infamous author. By deciding to write about the life story of Miss Buncle, Mrs. Abbott appears 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 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 as well as potential loving pairs in the village, the evacuation of several families, and the visit from another infamous writer; Miss Buncle finds her work cut out for her.

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