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Vittoria Cottage Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Born in Edinburgh in 1892, Dorothy Emily Stevenson came from a distinguished Scottish family, her father being David Alan Stevenson, the lighthouse engineer, first cousin to Robert Louis Stevenson. In 1916 she married Major James Reid Peploe (nephew to the artist Samuel Peploe). After the First World War they lived near Glasgow and brought up two sons and a daughter. Dorothy wrote her first novel in the 1920's, and by the 1930's was a prolific bestseller, ultimately selling more than seven million books in her career. Among her many bestselling novels was the series featuring the popular "Mrs. Tim", the wife of a British Army officer. The author often returned to Scotland and Scottish themes in her romantic, witty and well-observed novels. During the Second World War Dorothy Stevenson moved with her husband to Moffat in Scotland. It was here that most of her subsequent works were written. D.E. Stevenson died in Moffat in 1973. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B07ZQPKJDH
- Publisher : Dean Street Press (6 January 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 1106 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 227 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 104,601 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Reviewed in Australia on 20 May 2017
Like all D.E. Stevenson books, this novel gives strong family values with humour and delicacy. The plot is simple but absorbing telling of the difficulties of a widow to manage post war austerity on a limited income with three newly adult children to guide into full happy independence. Love comes unexpectedly and softly to change all perceptions.
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Lovely gentle storyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 October 2020
I stumbled across this book be ause Alexander McCall Smith wrote the forward. Just what I needed, a lovely gentle story. A reminder of when life was simple, far removed from today’s fast, cut-throat, nasty world. I didn’t know what to expecy really but thoroughly enjoyed the book. No it won’t set the world on fire and hasn’t won any prizes but is all the better for it.
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The worst thing about this book is that it finishes!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2015
If you've read Miss Buncle's book, you'll know what to expect from D E Stevenson and you won't be disappointed. Like sitting down by a warm fire after coming in from a drizzly walk, this is a comfort read of domestic fiction at its finest. The characters quickly become friends, and as you follow their lives, they seem like people you know.
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A Very enjoyabe book about the family living in the propertyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 August 2018
This book was easy reading, at times it was difficult to put it down. All the complexities of relationships, experiencing troubled times and good times. I am looking forward to reading a follow up to this family.
A relaxing read.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 September 2016
A nice gentle read which captivated me from the start. I found the characters easy to believe in and found the story gripped me from the first page.