When Cedric Charlton, an unsuspecting tax inspector, arrives at the door of the Pop Larkin farm, he soon forgets the purpose of his visit: the fun-loving Ma and Pop Larkin distract him at every turn with strawberries, cream, alcohol, and their attractive young daughter, Mariette. Well known through the popular TV series starring David Jason and Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Darling Buds of M ay is the quintessential feel-good country romp. It will have you falling wholeheartedly in love with the Larkin family and their carefree ways of living. So grab a bowl of ice cream, pull out a deck chair and share in the 'perficktion' of country life.
H.E. Bates, in full Herbert Ernest Bates (born May 16, 1905, Rushden, Northamptonshire, Eng.-died Jan. 29, 1974, Canterbury, Kent) was a novelist and short-story writer of high reputation and wide popularity.