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Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics)by Stella Gibbons
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? Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century.?
?Nancy Pearl, NPR?s Morning Edition
THE DELIRIOUSLY ENTERTAINING Cold Comfort Farm is ?very probably the funniest book ever written? (The Sunday Times, London)?a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence?s and Thomas Hardy?s earthy, melodramatic novels. When the recently orphaned socialite Flora Poste descends on her relatives at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm in deepest Sussex, she finds a singularly miserable group in dire need of her particular talent? organization.
Stella Gibbons' novel is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm.
The first time in Black classics for Stella Gibbons' much-loved comic novel of rural life, with a new introduction by Lynne Truss.
About the Author
Stella Gibbons (19021989) was born in London and was a journalist, novelist, poet, and short story writer. Her other novels include Nightingale Wood, Westwood, and Beside the Pearly Waters.
Lynne Truss is the author of The New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
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