Castle in the Air

Castle in the Air

Kobo ebook | May 14, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info


Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores


Visiting his aunt's pub is normally a waiting game, sitting outside to avoid the musty smell of beer and bacca. But when old Smiler takes a seat beside him, sucking in pint after pint through his gingery whiskers, a whole new world of battles and bones opens up before him

H. E. Bates a prolific English novelist and short story writer wrote 'Castle in the Air' for The Evening News in 1957, but the story was never re-printed in any of his later collections. In fact, its existence was forgotten until 2013 when it was spotted accidentally during a rummage through a newspaper archive. On re-discovering this charming and humorous short story which exemplifies H.E. Bates's great skill of drawing vivid characters and his ability to create an almost tangible sense of a place Bates's descendants felt it had to be shared with a wider audience.

Bloomsbury Reader is delighted to be re-publishing 'Castle in the Air' alongside the whole body of H. E. Bates's short fiction and novellas, and here we offer it as a free taste of Bates's irresistible writing.
Title:Castle in the AirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 14, 2015Publisher:Bloomsbury PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title: