Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson
Barbara Buncle is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara’s bank account has seen better days. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from fellow residents of her quaint English village, writing a revealing novel that features the townsfolk as characters. The smashing bestseller is published under the pseudonym John Smith, which is a good thing because villagers recognize the truth. But what really turns her world around is when events in real life start mimicking events in the book. Funny, charming, and insightful, this novel reveals what happens when people see themselves through someone else’s eyes.
The Classic Club Spin landed on #19, which means I’ll be reading Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson. To be honest, I’m not quite sure how this classic made it onto my list. I’ve never read anything by Stevenson and don’t remember anyone raving about it. I imagine it’s on there as a break from some of the heavier, more tedious classics. Miss Buncle’s Book sounds like it will be a fun, light read, perfect for Spring.