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Herbert Ernest Bates CBE (1905 - 1974)

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Herbert Ernest "H. E." Bates CBE
Born in Rushden, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Wellingbro' Registration District, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Canterbury, Kent, Englandmap
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Herbert Ernest Bates was born on 16 May 1905 in Rushden, Northamptonshire, England to Albert Ernest Bates and Lucy (Lucas) Bates.

author of "The Darling Buds of May"

1911 census: Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England
Albert Ernest Bates Head M 31 Rushden, Northamptonshire [commercial traveller, boot trade]
Lucy Elizabeth Bates Wife F 32 Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire
Herbert Ernest Bates Son M 5 Rushden, Northamptonshire
Edna Florence Bates Daughter F 3 Rushden, Northamptonshire


For complete bibliography, please see freespace page

  • Novels
    • The Two Sisters (1926)
    • Catherine Foster (1929)
    • Charlotte's Row (1931)
    • The Fallow Land (1932)
    • A German Idyll (1932)
    • The Poacher (1935)
    • The Duet (1935)
    • A House of Women (1936)
    • Spella Ho (1938)
    • Fair Stood the Wind for France (1944)
    • The Cruise of the Breadwinner (1946)
    • The Purple Plain (1947)
    • The Jacaranda Tree (1949)
    • The Scarlet Sword (1950)
    • The Grass God (1951)
    • Love for Lydia (1952)
    • The Feast of July (1954)
    • The Sleepless Moon (1956)
    • A Crown of Wild Myrtle (1962)
    • A Moment in Time (1964)
    • The Distant Horns of Summer (1967)
    • The Triple Echo (1970)
  • Pop Larkin series
    • The Darling Buds of May (1958)
    • A Breath of French Air (1959)
    • When the Green Woods Laugh (1960)
    • Oh! To be in England (1963)
    • A Little of What You Fancy (1970)


  • England & Wales birth registration: Wellingborough [district], Volume 3b, Page 143, June quarter 1905, mother's maiden name LUCAS
  • "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 August 2017), Herbert Ernest Bates in household of Albert Ernest Bates, Rushden, Rushden, Northamptonshire, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • England & Wales marriage registration: Wellingbro' [district], Volume 3b, Page 396, September quarter 1931
  • England & Wales death registration: Canterbury [district], Volume 5f, Page 319, March quarter 1974, age 69

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