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by Stella Gibbons, Eileen Atkins
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A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 2 years ago
This is novel is an artifact of the interwar years of Great Britain and a satire of the great and small English authors who wrote so passionately about the deep and rich life of the rural poor. I confess I'm not as familiar with the authors Stella Gibbons is lampooning in 'Cold Comfort Farm' as I sh...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
The first two-thirds of it are much funnier than the last third. Everything gets wrapped up incredibly neatly, which I suppose is the whole point, but it means there isn't a breath of air in the last pages, and you almost yearn for something to upset Flora's plans at the last minute. That said it's ...
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment
Yeah, I'll maybe reattempt this someday in a different mindset, but I strongly disliked the "voice" of the author - the humour was overly knowing and a bit smug.
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it 5 years ago
Yeah, I'll maybe reattempt this someday in a different mindset, but I strongly disliked the "voice" of the author - the humour was overly knowing and a bit smug.
Merle
Merle rated it 5 years ago
Have you ever read one of those novels full of doom and gloom, peopled with characters trapped by their own twisted, thwarted passions, and thought that with some energy and common sense their problems could be easily resolved? That is what Cold Comfort Farm is supposed to be about – taking a farmfu...
Michelle
Michelle rated it 6 years ago
The book was only interesting at the beginning. I was wow-ed at the beginning, thinking “this book is witty, quirky, and quite possibly my new favorite book!” It also reminded me a little of Austen’s Emma. What’s with the main character trying to solve everyone else’ problems and thinking she’s smar...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it 6 years ago
two starsIt is funny, but she's really painfully self righteous meddling person. I can't really believe on her romance with Charles either.
nente
nente rated it 6 years ago
Isn't it like Northanger Abbey in reverse? Come now, I mean, there we had an awfully romantic girl who read lots of novels and was looking for similar events in a romantic house, but had to face the reality.And here we have an awfully sensible girl who read novels and went to an emotionally charged ...
MochaMike
MochaMike rated it 6 years ago
“Flora inherited, however, from her father a strong determination and from her mother an attractive ankle.” (CCF, p.1) when likened to, ““The immense accretion of flesh which had descended on her in middle life like a flood of lava on a doomed city had changed her from a plump active little woman wi...
Mikela
Mikela rated it 6 years ago
When first published in 1932 many were convinced that this was actually written by Evelyn Waugh using a pseudonym, that it couldn’t possibly have been written by a woman. After all, a woman couldn’t possibly write a witty piece of literature such as this, a parody of the rural novel that also took a...
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