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In the final book of the series that began with The Darling Buds of May, the fun-loving Pop Larkin finds himself confined to a bed following a mild heart attack - caused by a little too much of what he fancied. Ma battles with the doctors as she attempts to find an adequate cure, but it turns out that a seductive nurse is all he needs. Pa's spirits truly recover themselves when he is forced to defend his home from the ministry's railway plans. This concludes the tales of H. E. Bates' Larkin family - a winsome gallery of characters who live as many of us would like to live, 'if only we had the guts and nerve to flout the conventions'.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1963 H. E. Bates (P)2016 Naxos AudioBooks

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Pop Larkin book 5

Loved this book ,easy reading I recommend this , it is one I will go back to again and again

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Beautiful and a touch of true happiness

Amusing as ever, the whole Larkin family thrill with their misdemeanours and wonderful acceptance of all life brings them and acceptance of all the people the meet, we could learn a lot from them.

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h e bates at his best.

i loved this book. from the great start ma and pop waaking up though to the lunches ma makes for every one . a must read book.

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Very disappointed.

Previous books were far better in every way. This was boring, dragged on to hell, went on about some things far too long and then just when it started to get remote interesting, it ended. I am very disappointed. The previous books were fantastic. This was an absolute pure let down. I am very shocked this was even released.

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A Little of What You Fancy

It's a shame I have now come to an end with the Pop Larkin series. This book was slightly heavier for a while with the heart attack, but nevertheless i did enjoy listening to it and was sad to come to an end.

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  • 29-07-20

Delightful

Having completed the whole series of books, I feel rather sad that it has come to an end. I'll just have to read again.

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  • Kathryn A. Imhoff
  • 25-06-20

Different Tone

This is not the happy upbeat story of the other episodes. In this episode, we deal with Sidney's poor health and aging issues. lots of dark humor. It is a good book but you have to remember that the author wrote this sometime after the other books in his old age.

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  • Ralph W Cudworth
  • 30-05-17

Superb Cap to.a Brilliant Series

Brilliantly crafted series of stories about a family we all wish could be our friends for life. This final chapter is the Jewel in the Crown of Bates' masterpiece saga of true human love and simple pleasures..