Berry and Co.

Berry and Co.

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

Berry And Co. is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Dornford Yates is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Dornford Yates then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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Jonah and Co.

Jonah and Co.

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

Jonah and Co. is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Dornford Yates is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Dornford Yates then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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Courts of Idleness

Courts of Idleness

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

These comic stories are set during World War I and the period just after, when the genteel world of Edwardian England had changed beyond recognition. One of Yates' earliest books, it harks back to that more decorous, decadent time, and we encounter the madcap adventures of a group of well-to-do young people as they career across Europe from Madeira to Macedonia fighting heinous villains and solving mysteries.
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Ne'er Do Well

Ne'er Do Well

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

This is Dornford Yates' only 'straight' detective novel – it is an uncommon murder story set in a convent, and reveals Yates' supreme talent for tension, strong characters and a page-turning plot. For traditional tale-telling at its finest, look no further.
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She Painted Her Face

She Painted Her Face

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

A tautly written and exciting yarn published when Yates was at the height of his powers, this is a real potboiler of the very best kind – tension, cliffhangers, wit and pace. Both a thriller and a humorous romance, the book draws heavily on the author's own (somewhat bitter) experiences. It gives an insight into Yates' rather scabrous views – and is a great read.
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Brother of Daphne

Brother of Daphne

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

Daphne is 'well-born, elegant, beautiful, and not especially bright'. In this, Yates' earliest collection of stories, we meet the Pleydell clan and encounter their high-spirited comic adventures. It is a world of Edwardian gentility and accomplished farce that brought the author instant fame when the stories appeared in 'Windsor Magazine'.
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As Berry and I Were Saying

As Berry and I Were Saying

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

Reprinted four times in three months when first published, this semi-autobiographical novel is a humorous account of the author's hazardous experiences in France, at the end of the World War II. Darker and less frivolous than some of Yates' earlier books, he describes it as 'really my own memoir put into the mouths of Berry and Boy', and at the time of publication it already had a nostalgic feel. A great hit with the public and a 'scrapbook of the Edwardian age as it was seen by the upper-middle classes'.
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And Berry Came Too

And Berry Came Too

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

Eight stories in which we encounter 'the hair-raising adventures and idiotic situations of the Pleydell family' (Punch). Along with John Buchan and 'Sapper', Yates dominated the adventure book market of the inter-war years, and Berry is regarded as one of British comic writing's finest creations, including Tom Sharpe amongst his fans. Read these and weep (with laughter).
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Berry Scene

Berry Scene

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

These stories, written in response to huge popular demand, give us classic Berry Pleydell – Yates' finest comic character – at the top of his form. The first story sees Berry capturing a German spy at a village cricket match in 1914, and things get more bizarre from then on. A self-consciously nostalgic work harking back to more decorous days consisting of tense plotting and high farce of the best kind.
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Adèle And Co.

Adèle And Co.

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

This is the first full-length novel featuring Yates' finest comic creation, Bertram 'Berry' Pleydell. The popular character of Adele is based on the author's first wife, Bettine, a highly gregarious American dancer and actress. Written in response to massive public demand for the Berry stories, this is regarded as one of Yates' best books. Amongst the madcap escapades of the Pleydell clan as they career about the French countryside you will find 'crime, criminals, and some of the funniest writing in the English language'.
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B-Berry and I Look Back

B-Berry and I Look Back

Dornford Yates

Literature & Fiction

This is Yates' final book, a semi-autobiographical novel spanning a lifetime of events from the sinking of the Titanic to the notorious Tichborne murder case. It opens with Berry, one of British comic writing's finest creations, at his funniest, and is a companion volume to 'As Berry and I Were Saying'. Pure, vintageYates.
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