H E Bates Collection The Larkins Family Set Of 5 Books When The Green Woods Laugh
When The Green Woods Laugh
Home looks nice. Allus does though, dont it? Perfick! And so the Larkins - Pop, Ma, Mariette, Zinnia, Petunia, Primrose, Victoria and Montgomery - return from an outing for fish and chips and ice cream one May evening. There, amid the rustic charms of home, they discover a visitor: one Cedric Charlton, Her Majesty inspector of taxes. Mr Charlton is visiting to find out why junk-dealer Pop hasnt paid his tax - but nothings that simple at the Larkins.
A Breath of French Air
I should like to go to France, said Ma. God Almighty, Pop said. What for? For a holiday of course, Ma said. I think it would do us all good to get some sun. And so at the end of a rainy English August the Larkins - all ten of them, including little Oscar, the family new addition - bundle into the old Rolls and cross the Channel to escape the hostile elements. But far from being the balmy, sunny and perfick spot Ma Larkin hoped for, France proves less than welcoming to an eccentric English family.
Oh! To be in England
Christening? We never said nothing about no christening, Ma, did we? And so with the appearance of a letter announcing the imminent arrival of Madame Dupont, Pop and Ma Larkin learn that little Oscar and Blenheim - Charley and Mariette new boy - are to be christened. In fact, once Mr Candy - who will be officiating (much to raven-haired Primroses delight) - learns that Pop and Ma have neglected the entire Larkin brood, the whole family seems set for a dunking! Pop, who needs no excuse to open a few bottles of Dragons Blood and host the perfick party, rushes out and buys a fun fair to celebrate.
The Darling Buds of May
Home looks nice. Allus does though, don't it? Perfick! And so the Larkins - Pop, Ma, Mariette, Zinnia, Petunia, Primrose, Victoria and Montgomery - return from an outing for fish and chips and ice cream one May evening. There, amid the rustic charms of home, they discover a visitor: one Cedric Charlton, Her Majestys inspector of taxes. Mr Charlton is visiting to find out why junk-dealer Pop hasnot paid his tax - but nothing's that simple at the Larkins.
A Little of What You Fancy
Teetotal! Ma said. Its a libel. He will never live it down. He will never be able to hold his head up again. Whatever will people think? What is he going to say when anybody asks him to have one? No, said Dr Conner. You will have to strap him down, Ma said. You will have to put the handcuffs on. And so after a mild heart-attack - caused by rather too much of what you fancy - Pop Larkin finds himself off the booze, off the good food and off the good life generally, much to his own and everyones else horror and upset.
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H.E. Bates's Collection The Larkins Family Set of 5 Books