Cold Comfort Farm

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Penguin Books, Sep 28, 1995 - Fiction - 232 pages
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Winner of the 1933 Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, 'Cold Comfort Farm' is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930?s. Flora Poste, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of 'Cold Comfort Farm,' and becomes enmeshed in a web of violent emotions, despair, and scheming, until Flora manages to set things right. A BBC Radio Presents dramatization featuring stirring music and sound effects.

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User Review  - J. - Goodreads

Meals at the farm were eaten in silence. If anyone spoke at all during the indigestible twenty minutes which served them for dinner or supper, it was to pose some awkward question, which, when ... Read full review

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The author made liberal use of two time-tested props for comic effect: similes and funny names (even for cows: Feckless, Graceless, Pointless and Aimless). It wasn't the smiles or chuckles I've had ... Read full review

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Cold Comfort Farm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cold Comfort Farm is a comic novel by Stella Gibbons, published in 1932. It parodies the romanticised, sometimes doom-laden accounts of rural life popular ...
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Cold Comfort Farm was Stella Gibbons\'s first novel, written while she was a young, unknown poet and journalist. Yet it is a remarkably assured performance, ...
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”Cold Comfort Farm” is a very funny book, and part of its appeal is that it does not presume to be anything but a lot of fun. ...
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Irony, Austen, and Empire in Stella Gibbonsís Cold Comfort Farm
Last November I proposed to explore whether the use of colonial discourse in Stella Gibbons’s 1932 comedic novel Cold Comfort Farm was really funny. ...
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And there is Cold Comfort Farm, first published in 1932 and written by ... Cold Comfort Farm tells the story of Flora Poste, a sophisticated young lady, ...
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About the author (1995)

Stella Gibbons was born on January 5, 1902 in London. She married Allan Bourne Webb in 1933 and had one child. Raised in a poor and unhappy home, she used her vivid imagination as a means of escape, often telling stories to entertain her younger brothers and other children in the neighborhood. She held numerous jobs including drama critic, reporter, and fashion writer and was a frequent contributor to magazines such as Punch and Tattler, writing short stories and poetry. Gibbons is best known for her novel Cold Comfort Farm. A satirical portrait of rural British life in the 1930's, it won the Femina Vie Heureuse prize in 1933. In the book, Flora, a socialite, is orphaned and forced to live with relatives in the country. Flora tries to bring order and sense to the gloomy Starkadders on Cold Comfort Farm. To the delight of readers, this novel has been adapted several times as successful British films. Stella Gibbons died on December 19, 1989 in London.

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