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H. E. Bates (1905–1974)

Autor/a de Fair Stood the Wind for France

166+ obres 5,174 Membres 94 Ressenyes 11 preferits

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Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) H.E. Bates wrote his wartime propaganda stories for the RAF under the pseudonym "Flying Officer X"

Sèrie

Obres de H. E. Bates

Fair Stood the Wind for France (1944) 511 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
The Darling Buds of May (1958) 481 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Love for Lydia (1952) 355 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Purple Plain (1947) 244 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Breath of French Air (1959) 244 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
When the Green Woods Laugh (1960) 200 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Oh! To Be in England (1963) 183 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
A Little of What You Fancy (1970) 144 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Feast of July (1962) 134 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Jacaranda Tree (1949) 128 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Pop Larkin Chronicles (1985) 113 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
My Uncle Silas (1938) 96 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Four Beauties (1968) 90 exemplars
The Scarlet Sword (1950) 87 exemplars
The Triple Echo (1970) 85 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Wild Cherry Tree (1968) 77 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A Moment in Time (1964) 69 exemplars
A Month by the Lake and Other Stories (1987) 67 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Seven by Five (1963) 64 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Sleepless Moon (1956) 62 exemplars
Through the Woods (1936) 58 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Summertime [1955 film] (1955) — Screenwriter — 52 exemplars
The Song of the Wren (1972) 52 exemplars
The Grapes of Paradise (1956) 50 exemplars
The Nature of Love (1953) 50 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Down the River (1937) 45 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A Tree Is For... (2010) 40 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Colonel Julian and Other Stories (1951) 39 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Yellow Meads of Asphodel (1976) 38 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Dulcima (1953) 37 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Watercress Girl and Other Stories (1959) 35 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Golden Oriole (1962) 34 exemplars
The Daffodil Sky (1955) 33 exemplars
The Poacher (1935) 32 exemplars
In the Heart of the Country (1942) 32 exemplars
The Wedding Party (1965) 31 exemplars
The Fabulous Mrs. V. (1964) 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
An Aspidistra in Babylon (1960) 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Death of a Huntsman (1957) 25 exemplars
Country Tales (1938) 25 exemplars
The Darling Buds of May: Book of the Seasons (1992) 23 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Cruise of the Breadwinner (1946) 22 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Distant Horns of Summer (1967) 21 exemplars
Selected Stories (1957) 21 exemplars
The Purple Plain [1954 film] (1954) — Writer — 20 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Darling Buds of May (Penguin Readers Level 3) (1995) 18 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
A Crown of Wild Myrtle (1962) 18 exemplars
Charlotte's Row (1931) 17 exemplars
Castle in the Air (2015) 16 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Day of the Tortoise (1961) 15 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Modern Short Story (1942) 15 exemplars
The Happy Countryman (1985) 14 exemplars
Flying Bombs Over England (1994) 14 exemplars
Sugar for the Horse (1957) 14 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Penguin Parade 1 (1937) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Bride Comes to Evensford (1943) 12 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Country of White Clover (1952) 12 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Day's End and Other Stories (1928) 11 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Catherine Foster (1929) 11 exemplars
O More Than Happy Countryman (1943) 11 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Cut and Come Again (1935) 11 exemplars
The Complete Flying Officer X Stories (2015) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A House of Women (1936) 10 exemplars
A Love of Flowers (1971) 10 exemplars
The Fallow Land (1932) 10 exemplars
Love Stories (Macmillan Readers) (2009) 9 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Achilles the Donkey (1962) 9 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Flying Goat (1939) 9 exemplars
Spella Ho (1938) 9 exemplars
The Face of England (1952) 8 exemplars
There's Something in the Air (1944) 7 exemplars
Dear Life (1949) 7 exemplars
Country Life (1943) 7 exemplars
The Two Sisters (1926) 7 exemplars
Something Short and Sweet (1937) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Six Stories (1965) — Editor — 6 exemplars
Achilles and the Twins (1964) 6 exemplars
Achilles and Diana (1963) 6 exemplars
H.E. Bates: An Autobiography (2006) 6 exemplars
Summer in Salandar (1957) 6 exemplars
Edward Garnett (1950) 6 exemplars
Fountain of Flowers (1974) 5 exemplars
The Ripening World (1987) 5 exemplars
The Black Boxer Tales (1932) 5 exemplars
The Seasons & the Gardener, A Book for Children (1940) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
THE READER'S DIGEST OMNIBUS (1953) — Pròleg — 4 exemplars
The Woman Who Had Imagination (1974) 4 exemplars
Thirty-One Selected Tales (1947) 4 exemplars
The Country Heart (1949) 4 exemplars
The White Admiral (1968) 4 exemplars
The Triple Echo [1972 film] (2019) — Autor — 4 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Hessian Prisoner (1930) 3 exemplars
The Tinkers of Elstow (1946) 3 exemplars
More Tales of My Uncle Silas (2003) 3 exemplars
The Seekers (1926) 2 exemplars
Christmas 1930 (1930) 2 exemplars
The Greater Omnibus of Private Books — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Thirty tales 2 exemplars
Seven Tales and Alexander (1929) 2 exemplars
A travers l'enfer (1944) 2 exemplars
Give Them Their Life: Poetry (1990) 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Twenty Tales (1961) 2 exemplars
The Day of Glory (1945) 2 exemplars
Flowers and Faces (1935) 2 exemplars
Pastoral on Paper (1956) 2 exemplars
De minnaar 1 exemplars
THE LARKIN SAGA 1 exemplars
Majs ljuva knoppar 1 exemplars
Time (Still Life) 1 exemplars
Short Stories (1975) 1 exemplars
Oi ihana toukokuu 1 exemplars
A German Idyll 1 exemplars
The Last Bread (1926) 1 exemplars
Mrs. Esmond's Life (1931) 1 exemplars
Sally Go Round the Moon (1932) 1 exemplars
A Threshing Day (1931) 1 exemplars
Rutland, The Toy County (1941) 1 exemplars
Kent is My County (1952) 1 exemplars
Lost World of Fancy (1954) 1 exemplars
Why I Wrote that Book (1955) 1 exemplars
The Duet (1935) 1 exemplars
The flying goat 1 exemplars
Country and other Matters (1986) 1 exemplars
The Lily 1 exemplars
Never 1 exemplars
The Station 1 exemplars
A Funny Thing 1 exemplars
A CROWN OF WILD MYRTLE (1962) 1 exemplars
L'aviateur anglais (2011) 1 exemplars
Seven Tales (1996) 1 exemplars
The Kimono 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
EL JACARANDA 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Col·laborador — 516 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 197 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Col·laborador — 155 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Escape-or die: authentic stories of the R.A.F. Escaping Society (1952) — Introducció, algunes edicions115 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
British and American Short Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Modern English Short Stories: Second Series (1911) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Love Stories (1983) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (1997) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Modern Short Stories (1939) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Modern English Short Stories (1939) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Great World War II Stories: 50th Anniversary Collection (1989) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Sea Stories (1962) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Gentle Like a Cyclone: Stories of Horses and Their Riders (1974) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Lovers' Pocketbook (1954) — Introducció, algunes edicions12 exemplars
A Month by the Lake [1995 film] (2003) — Original story — 11 exemplars
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The Mating Game [1959 film] (2011) — Original book — 10 exemplars
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Selected Modern Short Stories (First Volume) (1937) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Verhalen omnibus (1967) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Snapshots (1995) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Saturday Evening Post Stories 1958 (1959) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Slipstream: A Royal Air Force Anthology (1946) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Modern Short Stories in English (Literature for Life) (1993) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Dreamers of Dreams: An Anthology of Fantasy (1978) — Autor — 4 exemplars
The Furnival book of short stories (1932) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Daughters of Eve (1956) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Let's Go Naked: Love and Life in a Nudist Camp (1952) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Love for Lydia [1977 TV mini series] — Based on the novel by — 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Best British Short Stories of 1933 — Col·laborador, algunes edicions2 exemplars
Under the Sun [1998 film] (1998) — Original novel — 2 exemplars
American Aphrodite (Volume Four, Number Thirteen) (1954) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Missing From Their Homes — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Twelve Great Modern Stories, A New Collection — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Charles' Wain. A Miscellany Of Short Stories (1933) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Stories for girls — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Bates, H. E.
Nom oficial
Bates, Herbert Ernest
Altres noms
Flying Officer X
Data de naixement
1905-05-16
Data de defunció
1974-01-29
Lloc d'enterrament
Cremated
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Rushden, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Canterbury, Kent, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Rushden, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Little Chart, Kent, England, UK
Educació
Kettering Grammar School, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Professions
reporter
clerk
RAF propagandist
writer
Organitzacions
Royal Air Force (WWII)
Premis i honors
Order of the British Empire (Commander, 1973)
Nota de desambiguació
H.E. Bates wrote his wartime propaganda stories for the RAF under the pseudonym "Flying Officer X"

Membres

Ressenyes

The Fabulous Mrs. V is a collection of short stories by H. E. Bates. This collection was originally published in 1964 and consisted of twelve short stories. In this more recent edition a bonus story has been added bringing the total to thirteen. I found this to be a mixed group of stories, some of which I much preferred to others. Although this author is heavily praised for his characterizations, I did think that his women characters tended to be rather vapid and/or man-hungry which was perhaps a reflection of the times.

The story that gives it’s name to the collection, “The Fabulous Mrs. V” was excellent as the author painted a very clear and vivid picture of a woman who was clinging to her youth and beauty at the expense of others, most particularly her daughter and her husband. A couple of other stories that stood out for me were ‘A Party for the Girls” and “The Trespasser”, both of which are amusing tales that have elderly women mixing liquor, food and seduction.

In The Fabulous Mrs. V the author showcases his ability to invent odd and charming characters that draw the reader into his stories and bring both a time and place to life. Many of his stories show characters that were strongly affected by WW II or capture a very British way of life that has disappeared in modern times. Although I am not a huge fan of short stories I did enjoy this book and will certainly look for more of his short story collections.
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DeltaQueen50 | Jun 6, 2024 |
An absolute masterpiece of literary adventure. A British bomber crashlands in France during the Second World War, and somehow the crew need to escape to safety. But the pilot, their captain, is injured...

Written in a poetic, spare style, this book will have you hooked from the beginning and will not let go until the very end.
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soylentgreen23 | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | May 19, 2024 |
I loved the Acorn TV series "The Larkins" which left me wanting more. So I found the books that the series are based on and was so happy to find them just as enjoyable. This book is a little different t from the show...as are all book adaptations. But Pop Larkin pulls you in and keeps you laughing as country life offers the Larkin Family. Country races, rolls royce adventures, and captivating and distracting "Charlie" the tax man from doing his job. A pure joy to read!
 
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bookescapest | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Aug 8, 2023 |
Fair Stood the Wind For France by H. E. Bates is the story of a young English pilot, John Franklin, who, along with his 4 man crew, are forced to crash land in Occupied France in 1942. Franklin has a bad arm injury but they are taken in at a remote farm. The daughter, Francoise and Franklin have an immediate attraction to one another and rather than give himself up and get treatment, he allows the local doctor to remove his arm. Working with the Underground, papers are obtained for the 4 other Englishmen, but Franklin, due to his injury remains at the farm to heal.

Eventually he is well enough to attempt to escape and Francoise decides to be his guide and, in fact, to accompany him back to England so that they can be married. They manage to work their way into Vichy France and to Marseilles. When they learn that the Allies have landed in Algeria, they realize that the Germans will be taking over Vichy France and they need to get out quickly.

Although there were moments of very high tension, the story actually moved quite slowly with a lot of emphasis on the building relationship between the two young people. I have read H. E. Bates previously but only some of his humorous books like The Darling Buds of May, so I was quite surprised at the serious content and literary technique of the writing. The book was published in 1944 so is quite unusual in that it was unknown as to when or how the war would end. Fair Stood the Wind For France is a simple, poignant story that is delivered in a thoughtful and understated manner.
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DeltaQueen50 | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Jun 26, 2023 |

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Obres
166
També de
51
Membres
5,174
Popularitat
#4,808
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
94
ISBN
491
Llengües
9
Preferit
11

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