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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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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...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
0.0 Cold Comfort Farm
two starsIt is funny, but she's really painfully self righteous meddling person. I can't really believe on her romance with Charles either.
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