The Darling Buds Of May


David Nixon

November 2008


H.E.Bates' endearing comedy of English rural life and the fruits of wily entrepreneurship.

Pop Larkin, who makes a fortune from scrap-iron deals but has never paid income tax, lives in rural idyllic bliss with generous-hearted Ma and their six children. When a young, earnest tax official, Mr Charlton, turns up one hot May afternoon in 1957 - adventures ensue - romantic and otherwise.