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H E Bates


(Herbert Ernest Bates)
UK flag (1905 - 1974)

aka Flying Officer X

Herbert Ernest Bates, CBE, who published under the pen name, H. E. Bates, was an English writer and author. His most well-known works include Love for Lydia, The Darling Buds of May, and My Uncle Silas. He was born in Rushden, Northamptonshire, and educated at Kettering Grammar School. After leaving school, he worked as a reporter and a warehouse clerk.
 
Series
 
Novels
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Omnibus
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Collections
The Spring Song / in View of the Fact That (1927)
Day's End (1928)
Seven Tales and Alexander (1929)
Christmas 1930 (poems) (1930)
The Woman Who Had Imagination, and Other Stories (1934)
Cut and Come Again (1935)
Something Short and Sweet (1937)
My Uncle Silas (1939)
Black Boxer (1940)
The Greatest People in the World and Other Stories (1942) (as by Flying Officer X)
There's Something in the Air (1942) (as by Flying Officer X)
The Bride Comes to Evansford (1943)
How Sleep the Brave (1943) (as by Flying Officer X)
Thirty-one Selected Tales (1947)
Dear Life (1949)
Colonel Julian (1951)
Selected Short Stories (1951)
Twenty tales (1951)
The Stories of Flying Officer 'X' (1952) (as by Flying Officer X)
The Nature of Love (1953)
The Daffodil Sky (1955)
Death of a Huntsman (1957)
Selected Stories (1957)
Sugar for the Horse (1957)
The Watercress Girl, and Other Stories (1959)
An Aspidistra in Babylon (1960)
The Grapes of Paradise (1960)
The Enchantress (1961)
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (1961)
The Golden Oriole (1962)
The Best of H. E. Bates (1963)
Seven By Five (1963)
The Fabulous Mrs. V (1964)
The Wedding Party (1965)
The Wild Cherry Tree (1968)
The Song of the Wren (1972)
The Beauty of the Dead (1973)
Country Tales (1974)
Good Corn and Other Stories (1974)
Short Stories (1975)
Poison Ladies and Other Stories (1976)
The Yellow Meads of Asphodel (1976)
A Party for the Girls (1988)
Elephant's Nest in a Rhubarb Tree (1989)
Go, Lovely Rose (1989)
Great World War II Stories (1989) (with James Jones, James A Michener, Nicholas Monsarrat, Irwin Shaw and Nevil Shute)
Give Them Their Life (poems) (1990)
A Month by the Lake (1995)
Seven Tales (1996)
More Tales of My Uncle Silas (2003)
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Plays
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Picture Books
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Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
 
Anthologies containing stories by H E Bates
 
Short stories
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