My Uncle Silas, Paperback

My Uncle Silas Paperback

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone


The deeds and misdeeds of Uncle Silas, the rural reprobate, were renowned in the short stories H E Bates published in the 1930s.

In this collection, the stories are presented in full, accompanied by the original drawings by Edward Ardizzone that perfectly capture the little reed-thatched house atop a violet-banked lane.

Over the course of ninety-five years, Uncle Silas found the time to do most things: he boasted of the villains he had knocked to kingdom come as he boasted of the women whose hearts he had truly captured.

Crotchety, vainglorious, occasionally wicked, he maintained a devilish spark of audacity which made him so attractive to everyone he met.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9780099421979



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