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Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons, Lynne Truss, Roz Chast
Cold Comfort Farm
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Stella Gibbons' novel is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm. A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious... show more
Stella Gibbons' novel is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm. A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging Features an introduction from Lynne Truss and cover illustrations by Roz Chast
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039594 (0143039598)
ASIN: 143039598
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 233
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Muriel Spark-ish Tartness: "Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella Gibbons
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
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
0.0 Cold Comfort Farm
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
0.0 Cold Comfort Farm
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
2.5 Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
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
2.0 Cold Comfort Farm...(review)
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...
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