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ID
b299
Title
"The Four Beauties."
Genre
Novella
Page Count
48
Word Count
13000
Publisher
Woman's Own
Publication Year
1966
Document Types
Film & Television
Radio Dramatizations
Autobiographical
First-Person Narratives
Richardson (character)
Topics
Rushden, Sex, Northamptonshire, Journalism

A reminiscence of newspaper reporter Richardson (who appears also in Love for Lydia) which reflects Bates's Northamptonshire Chronicle experiences and concerns the narrator's romantic involvements with each of three lovely and highly-sexed daughters, as well as their mother. An adaptation in the television series "Country Matters" was aired in March 1973. The novella was dramatized by Gregory Evans for BBC Radio in 1986 in a production starring Mark Payton, Jenny Quayle and Diana Bishop, and directed by Gordon House. In Woman's Own (April 23, 30, 1966), The Four Beauties (1968), The Best of H.E. Bates (1980).