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A guide to the works of English author Herbert Ernest Bates (1905-1974).

Whether you are a long-term fan of Bates or are just discovering him, this site exists to enrich and expand your knowledge and appreciation of a very fine twentieth-century author.

The Classics:

Darling The Darling Buds of May and other Larkin novels

My Uncle Silas and other Silas stories

Fair Stood the Wind for France and other WW2 novels

Through the Woods and other nature writing Alexander and other tales set on the little farm How Sleep the Brave and other WW2 short stories The Vanished World and other autobiographical writings Love For Lydia and other English novels Brains in the Feet and articles on football, including the Manchester United Air Disaster