Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm

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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 1930s. Flora Poste, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort F...

Title:Cold Comfort Farm
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780143039594
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  • Petra is pretending crumbs are the whole loaf

    Update I've just watched the film. It's even better than the book, by a long way. It's very affectionate, and very much played for gentle laughs. The cast is fantastic, some of the best actresses arou...

  • Shovelmonkey1

    I imagine that Stella Gibbons wrote Cold Comfort Farm from the artfully distressed comfort of a small garret-like room. Clad in a light tweed and perched gracefully in front of an oversized front stri...

  • Matthew Gatheringwater

    This may be one of the funniest books ever written and I pick it up whenever I feel inclined to have a whine and a moan. The protagonist, Flora Poste, is a bracing antidote for anyone inclined to be a...

  • picoas picoas

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Muriel Spark-ish Tartness: "Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella GibbonsThe first two-thirds of it are much funnier than the last third. Everything...

  • Duane

    Cold Comfort Farm is a stinging satire and outrageously funny parody of the literature about rural English farm life, especially by Sheila Kaye-Smith, Mary Webb, and to a lesser extent, D.H. Lawrence ...

  • Lobstergirl

    Nineteen year old Flora Poste, freshly orphaned and impossibly jaunty, decides to live with strange, barely civilized relatives in rural Sussex. The Starkadders are a mix of fire and brimstone religio...

  • Joey Woolfardis

    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. "For, if she lived at Cold Comfort as a guest, it would be unpardonable impertinence were she to int...

  • emma

    THIS BOOK RULES!!!!I mean seriously, oh my god! It's funny. Flora (our protagonist) is a feminist queen of getting sh*t done and not taking anything from any man ever in the history of time. All the c...

  • Alex

    Virginia Woolf is enraged, she writes to Elizabeth Bowen in 1932, that the esteemed Prix Etranger award has gone to someone named Stella Gibbons. "Who is she?" she asks. "What is this book?"The Starka...

  • Chavelli Sulikowska

    All the rumours are true. This is probably one of if not the funniest, feel good and witty books written! I’ll admit I was sceptical, it sounded absurd. And it is!!! Ridiculously absurd, odd, quirky...