His tales have… a real vitality, a kind of sunlit vivacity of phrase and incident, which gives brightness to stories even of relatively sombre themes… He can mingle comedy and emotion with a fine balance. He is always sensitive, often tender, and has a fine detachment in narrative and power of complete evocation in description.

London Times

Available April 1, 1989

Elephant’s Nest in a Rhubarb Tree & Other Stories

Fiction by H. E. Bates

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Paperback (published April 1, 1989)

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9780811210881
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9780811210874
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H. E. Bates

20th century English novelist and short story writer

His tales have… a real vitality, a kind of sunlit vivacity of phrase and incident, which gives brightness to stories even of relatively sombre themes… He can mingle comedy and emotion with a fine balance. He is always sensitive, often tender, and has a fine detachment in narrative and power of complete evocation in description.

London Times