Jeffery Farnol
Appreciation Society

Peter Bunkle

Peter Bunkle

"80 years ago when writing Sir John Dering he used names of the village folk he knew when staying in Alfriston. There is somewhere a superb photo of the real Bunkle dressed as the earlier book Bunkle leaning against the old village cross. Hunt as I may I have been quite unable to find it for you but am still hoping." - Jane Farnol Curtis, September 2001 ( letter to Pat Bryan ).

Then a copy turned up, kindly provided by Robert Hill

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" Why, I'm no' juist solitary, John lad. I hae my company for a crack now an' then and to smoke a pipe wi' of an evening ; there's Geordie Potter an' Peter Bunkle, an' Joe Pursglove an' Joe Muddle, an' ane or two mair. So y' see I'm no' juist solitary."


 








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