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Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Cold Comfort Farm
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'We are not like other folk, maybe, but there have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm'. Sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste has been expensively educated to do everything but earn a living. When she is orphaned at twenty, she decides her only option is to descend on relatives - the... show more
'We are not like other folk, maybe, but there have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm'. Sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste has been expensively educated to do everything but earn a living. When she is orphaned at twenty, she decides her only option is to descend on relatives - the doomed Starkadders at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm. There is Judith in a scarlet shawl, heaving with remorse for an unspoken wickedness; raving old Ada Doom, who once saw something nasty in the woodshed; lustful Seth and despairing Reuben, Judith's two sons; and there is Amos, preaching fire and damnation to one and all. As the sukebind flowers, Flora takes each of the family in hand and brings order to their chaos. "Cold Comfort Farm" is a sharp and clever parody of the melodramatic and rural novel.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780241951514 (0241951518)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 233
Edition language: English
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
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
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 ...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
3.0 Cold Comfort Farm
Another interestingly odd English lit. Girl leaves London to save a farm. Kinda Addams Family meets Legally Blond.
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.
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