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My Uncle Silas Mass Market Paperback – 30 Sep 1993


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014017849X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140178494
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,750,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

A new edition of the famous stories first published in magazines in the 1930s --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

This collection brings together the deeds and misdeeds of Uncle Silas, the rural reprobate H. E. Bates made so popular in the stories published in various magazines throughout the 1930's. Accompanied by the original drawings by Edward Ardizzone this edition captures perfectly the atmosphere of the thatched houses along the violet-banked country lanes.

Over the course of ninety-five years Uncle Silas had an extraordinary life. Occasionally irritable and vainglorious, but always charming, he maintained a devilish spark of audacity making him so attractive to everyone he met.

Now a new generation may delight in the exploits of Uncle Silas and savour this deliciously robust tale of rural England.

My Uncle Silas is a YTV Co-Production with Excelsior and WGBH/Boston

Executive Producers - DAVID REYNOLDS, RICHARD BATES, PHILIP BURLEY

Director - PHILIP SAVILLE

Producer - PETER NORRIS

Screenplays by ROBERT BANKS STEWART, PETER TINNISWOOD

My Uncle Silas stars

Albert Finney,

Sue Johnson,

Annabelle Apsion,

Charlotte Rampling

and Lynda Bellingham

and introduces Joe Prospero as Edward

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 July 1999
This book, used by LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) for verse and prose examinations at Grade 7, has been out of print for sometime now. A wonderful, colourful story, it describes an old man - Silas, in a captivating way. I think this book, although reasonably short which is a shame, is wonderful. It has many comic moments which will have you in stitches - a grumpy old man is a hilarious subject and H E Bates explores this in an easily 'accessible' fashion. His housekeeper is the source of many entertaining arguments; for example, getting into the bath (!), along with the rest of his family and friends. Suitable for all ages.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By melboy@btinternet.com on 27 Aug. 2000
Excellent book, full of gentle humour and times long forgotten when summer's were lazy and beautiful. If you can, then listen to David Neal reading a dozen of the stories on the BBC Radio Collection audio tape - excellent, he brings the characters to life.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Jan. 2000
Read it at 9 and instantly fell in love with it. Had me in stitches! READ IT!
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