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Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Cold Comfort Farm
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Cold Comfort Farm (Unabridged) by Stella Gibbons In Gibbons's classic tale, a resourceful young heroine finds herself in the gloomy, overwrought world of a Hardy or Bronte novel and proceeds to organize everyone out of their romantic tragedies into the pleasures of normal life. Flora Poste,... show more
Cold Comfort Farm (Unabridged) by Stella Gibbons In Gibbons's classic tale, a resourceful young heroine finds herself in the gloomy, overwrought world of a Hardy or Bronte novel and proceeds to organize everyone out of their romantic tragedies into the pleasures of normal life. Flora Poste, orphaned at 19, chooses to live with relatives at Cold Comfort Farm in Sussex, where cows are named Feckless, Aimless, Pointless, and Graceless, and the proprietors, the dour Starkadder family, are tyrannized by Flora's mysterious aunt, who controls the household from a locked room. Once there she discovers they exist in a state of chaos and feels it is up to her to bring order. Flora's confident and clever management of an alarming cast of eccentrics is only half the pleasure of this novel. The other half is Gibbons's wicked sendup of romantic cliches, from the mad woman in the attic to the druidical peasants with their West Country accents and mystical herbs.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781607964131 (1607964139)
Publisher: BN Publishing
Pages no: 234
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 shou...
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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