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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)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Days: Further Leaves from Mrs. Tim's Journal (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Tim Carries On (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Tim Gets a Job (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Tim Flies Home (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Miss Buncle Books

Miss Buncle's Book (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Buncle Married (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Two Mrs. Abbotts (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Four Graces (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ryddelton Books

Celia's House (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Listening Valley (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Drumberley Books

Vittoria Cottage (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music In The Hills (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter and Rough Weather / Shoulder the Sky (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ayrton Family Books

Publication Order of Bel Lamington Books

Publication Order of Katherine Books

Katherine Wentworth (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Katherine's Marriage (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sarah Morris Books

Sarah Morris Remembers (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sarah's Cottage (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gerald Burleigh Brown Books

Gerald and Elizabeth (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of the Deer (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

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 at 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 were published. Overall, she had written over forty light romance novels over her writing career. In the year 1916, Stevenson married 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 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 led 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.

The series begins with Barbara in a bind. Her bank account is low, times are harsh, and she’s seen better days. One area that she thinks she could be a success in is selling a novel, but right now she doesn’t know any stories and is fresh out of ideas. So Barbara decides to write a novel using the residents of her small village of Silverstream as her inspiration.

The novel not only sells but ends up being a smash hit. Luckily for her, she wrote it under a pen name because the people in the village are angry about it. Miss Buncle’s world is turned further upside down when the things that happened to the characters in her books start to happen to the real-life people they are based on. Is it just a case of life imitating art? Or is there a way that Buncle can harness this power for good?

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.

A lot has changed in the years since Barbara moved to Wandlebury, especially with World War II going on. With so much going on, plus children at home, Barbara finds that she has little time to keep up with what’s going on with her friends and neighbors.

She is used to not missing anything and now she just doesn’t have the time to. However, her niece Jerry is more than willing to keep up with the news of the town and keep her informed of what is going on. Between gossip about town romance and German spies that may be hiding in the woods, there is plenty to keep the two women busy.

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