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BREATHOFFRENCHAIR

A Breath of French Air

A Breath of French Air

by H. E. Bates

Publisher Michael Joseph

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And so at the end of a rainy English August the Larkins – all ten of them, including little Oscar, the family’s 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. The tea’s weak, the furniture breakable and the hotel manager is almost as hostile as the wind and the rain they’ve brought with them! And when the manager learns that Ma and Pop are unmarried yet sharing a room under his roof, the trouble really begins…

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H. E. Bates

Herbert Ernest Bates, better known as H.E. Bates, was an English writer and author. His best-known works include Love for Lydia, The Darling Buds of May and My Uncle Silas.


After WW2, he averaged roughly one novel and a collection of short stories a year, which was considered highly productive at the time. These included The Feast of July and Love for Lydia. His most popular creation was the Larkin family in The Darling Buds of May.

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