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Stella Gibbons
Birth date: January 05, 1902
Died: December 19, 1989
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Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 2 years ago
I had planned to read this one for a 1944 club on my blog but ran out of time. This is my second Gibbons, and I have not yet read her most celebrated work Cold Comfort Farm - the first one I read was called Nightingale Wood, which I read a couple of years ago.I think I liked this one a tiny bit bett...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 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 rated it 3 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 ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
An anthology of 22 short comedic pieces, I picked this up on impulse at a UBS, because I'd never read any of the authors before (correction: I've read Wodehouse) and there were more than a couple names here that I'd often felt like I should have read, but hadn't; I was afraid they'd be weighty and, ...
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.
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