Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Summary

When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders- cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who saw 'something nasty in the woodshed'. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people, and resolves to take each of them in hand. A hilarious parody of rural melodramas, Cold Comfort Farm (1932) is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time.

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Summary

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.

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Summary

When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned, she decides to descend on her relatives at Cold Comfort Farm and put their lives in order.

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Cold Comfort Farm by Paul Doust Summary

Orphan Flora Poste, heroine of Gibbons's tongue-in-cheek classic novel, likes everything to be tidy and comfortable so when she goes to live with her eccentric relatives at Cold Comfort Farm she tries to alter her surroundings and encourage other to greater things. But this proves difficult...6 women, 9 men

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Summary

Robert Poste's child is back at Cold Comfort Farm. But all is not well. Flora finds the farm transformed into a twee haven filled with Toby jugs and peasant pottery, and rooms labelled 'Quiete Retreate' and 'Greate laundrie'. It is, Flora winces, 'exactly like being locked in the Victoria and Albert Museum after closing time'. Worse, the farm is hosting a conference of the pretentious International Thinkers Group - a group made up of the 'sadistic owl' Mr Peccavi, loathsome Mr Mybug and the overpowering Mrs Ernestine Thump. And worst of all, there are no Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm. All the he-cousins have gone abroad to make their fortunes and the female cousins are having a pretty thin time of it. Once again the sensible Flora decides to take the situation in hand.

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Summary

Available for the first time since its original publication more than fifty years ago, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm is a charming collection whose hilarious title story features Christmas dinner with the Starkadders before Flora's arrival. With Adam playing Santa while draped in Mrs. Starkadders's shawls, the family shares their traditional "Christmas pudding"-a mélange containing random objects of doom foretelling the coming year: a coffin nail for death, a bad sixpence for financial ruin, and a menthol cone to indicate that the lucky recipient will go "blind wi' headache." These lively tales will delight anyone who loves Stella Gibbons and her signature wit.

A Nice Cup of Tea

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

A Nice Cup of Tea by Celia Imrie Summary

The witty and enchanting third novel from the well-loved actress and Sunday Times-bestselling author of Not Quite Nice and Nice Work (If You Can Get It) follows the hilarious antics of a group of retired expats in the South of FranceThe beautiful town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and the plush red carpets of Cannes, is home to Theresa, Carol, William, Benjamin and Sally: five retired expats who have pooled their resources to set up La Mosaïque, a divine little restaurant. But there is trouble in paradise: the friends are desperately struggling to make ends meet, and when the much hoped for sale of their Picasso mosaic falls through they realise it will take every bit of their talent and gumption to save La Mosaïque. But with fussy customers, obnoxious cruise parties and a failing delivery van, it's certainly not going to be easy. On top of this, Theresa and Sally have their own distractions. Theresa's teenage granddaughter has gone missing, and the chap she's run off with sounds distinctly unsavoury; plus she's getting mysterious phone calls, and the strong sense that someone's watching her. Meanwhile, Sally's run into the Markhams: a grisly husband and wife pair of luvvies from her acting days, whose jibes are enough to send her on an ill-advised search for the limelight...

Representing Rural Women

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Representing Rural Women by Whitney Womack Smith,Margaret Thomas-Evans Summary

Representing Rural Women examines representations of the lives and experiences of rural women in North American literature, popular culture, and print, visual, and digital media. It highlights the complexity and diversity of rural women by considering intersecting issues of region, class, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and gender identity.

Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars by Faye Hammill Summary

As mass media burgeoned in the years between the first and second world wars, so did another phenomenon—celebrity. Beginning in Hollywood with the studio-orchestrated transformation of uncredited actors into brand-name stars, celebrity also spread to writers, whose personal appearances and private lives came to fascinate readers as much as their work. Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars profiles seven American, Canadian, and British women writers—Dorothy Parker, Anita Loos, Mae West, L. M. Montgomery, Margaret Kennedy, Stella Gibbons, and E. M. Delafield—who achieved literary celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s and whose work remains popular even today. Faye Hammill investigates how the fame and commercial success of these writers—as well as their gender—affected the literary reception of their work. She explores how women writers sought to fashion their own celebrity images through various kinds of public performance and how the media appropriated these writers for particular cultural discourses. She also reassesses the relationship between celebrity culture and literary culture, demonstrating how the commercial success of these writers caused literary elites to denigrate their writing as "middlebrow," despite the fact that their work often challenged middle-class ideals of marriage, home, and family and complicated class categories and lines of social discrimination. The first comparative study of North American and British literary celebrity, Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars offers a nuanced appreciation of the middlebrow in relation to modernism and popular culture.

Navidades en Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Navidades en Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Summary

Download or read Navidades en Cold Comfort Farm book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Out of the Woodshed

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Out of the Woodshed by Reggie Oliver Summary

Out of the Woodshed is the first biography of the author of Cold Comfort Farm, but also offers the reader an inside view of literary London from the 1930s until Stella's death in 1989.

Nightingale Wood

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons Summary

Life is not quite a fairytale for poor Viola. Left penniless, the young widow is forced to live with her late husband's family in a joyless old house. There's Mr Wither, a tyrannical old miser, Mrs Wither, who thinks Viola is just a common shop girl, and two unlovely sisters-in-law, one of whom is in love with the chauffeur. Only the prospect of the charity ball can raise Viola's spirits - especially as Victor Spring, the local prince charming, will be there. But Victor's intentions towards our Cinderella are, in short, not quite honourable . . .

Miss Linsey and Pa

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Miss Linsey and Pa by Stella Gibbons Summary

Download or read Miss Linsey and Pa book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Landscape and Literature

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Landscape and Literature by Stephen Siddall Summary

Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. Landscape and Literature introduces students to the exploration of different ways in which landscape has been represented in literature. It focuses on key aspects of this topic such as the importance of pastoral, contrasts between city and country, eighteenth-century developments from neo-classical to picturesque and Romantic ideas of the sublime, regional novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and varied styles of twentieth-century poetry from the Georgian poets to Heaney and Hughes. Poems and prose extracts from writers such as Marvell, Wordsworth, George Eliot, Hardy, Lawrence and Seamus Heaney are included.

Salad Days

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Salad Days by Françoise Sagan Summary

The lives of a boardinghouse keeper and a factory accountant are transformed when the accountant turns up a cache of stolen jewels, which enables the couple to live out their dreams

My American

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

My American by Stella Gibbons Summary

Download or read My American book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

This Cold Country

Cold Comfort Farm Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

This Cold Country by Annabel Davis-Goff Summary

The author of the New York Times Notable Book The Dower House, known for her elegant prose and her keen eye for the nuances of class, now adds the lush, large-screen immediacy of a Merchant-Ivory film to her compelling tale of a woman and a culture forever changed by World War II. Only a few days after Daisy Creed precipitously marries Patrick Nugent, scion of an Anglo-Irish family, Patrick rejoins his regiment in France. Having never met her in-laws, Daisy sets sail for her new home, Dunmaine, County Waterford. The family's affairs echo its estate: grand and forbidding on the outside, decaying and corrupt within. Patrick's vain, spoiled sister, Corisande, soon flees to her lover, leaving Daisy alone with Patrick's feeble brother, Mickey, and grandmother, Maud, who has taken to her bed. In her determination to save Dunmaine and secure her place as its mistress, Daisy unwittingly becomes an accomplice in a dangerous political plot, as old and as fraught as The Troubles. With grace and wit, Davis-Goff portrays a lost way of life and the war that rendered it obsolete. In the character of Daisy Creed she has created an unforgettable Everywoman of her time--part Elizabeth Bennett, part Scarlett O'Hara.