The Darling Buds of May (Pop Larkin) by H E BatesThe rollicking dad William, with his broadbeamed wife Win and their six boisterous children, could not help attracting attention to themselves, especially as they drew up in an eye-catching ramshackle electric blue flatbed lorry. The entire brood piled into the tiny shop, and then the kids reeled happily out onto the street, their faces covered in strawberry and chocolate ice cream, clutching packets of crisps and laughing hysterically. Despite their mirth, they could not help noticing a man sitting all alone in a car across the road, keenly watching all this merriment. They had no idea who the stranger was, but that did not stop the indomitable Win. What the Dell family did not know that afternoon in was that the sombre man sitting patiently in the car was a world-famous writer, and that he would soon use them as an inspiration for one of his most successful stories. The writer was Herbert Ernest Bates, better known as H.
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There, amid the rustic charms of home, they discover a visitor: one Cedric Charlton, Her Majesty's inspector of taxes. Mr Charlton is visiting to find out why junk-dealer Pop hasn't paid his tax - but nothing's that simple at the Larkins. Mariette takes a shine to 'Charley' - as Pop calls him - and before long the family have introduced the uncomplaining inspector to the delights of country living: the lusty scents of wild flowers, the pleasures of a bottle of Dragon's Blood, cold cream dribbled over a bowl of strawberries and hot, hot summer nights. They are absolute comfort books. All five titles are being rereleased just in time for summer. Pop is as sexy, genial, generous, and boozy as ever.
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Bates , first published in It was the first of a series of five books about the Larkins, a rural family from Kent. Pop and Ma Larkin and their many children take joy in nature, each other's company, and almost constant feasts. Their only income is through selling scrap, picking strawberries, and selling farm animals or previous purchases that they've tired of. Nevertheless, they joyfully spend money on horses, cars, perfume, fine furniture, and holidays abroad. Pop Larkin opposes taxes and any barriers to free enterprise.