Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm
Title Cold Comfort Farm PDF eBook
Author Clare West
Publisher
Total Pages 123
Release 1998-01-01
Genre Readers
ISBN 9780194228374

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A school reader for secondary pupils, in the OXFORD BOOKWORMS. BLACK SERIES STAGE 6. This new series offers students at all levels the opportunity to extend their reading and appreciation of English.

Cold comfort farm

Cold comfort farm
Title Cold comfort farm PDF eBook
Author Stella Gibbons
Publisher Aegitas
Total Pages 209
Release 2020-05-05
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0369403045

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Cold Comfort Farm is a comic novel by English author Stella Gibbons, published in 1932. It parodies the romanticised, sometimes doom-laden accounts of rural life popular at the time, by writers such as Mary Webb. Following the death of her parents, the book and 's heroine, Flora Poste, finds she is possessed "of every art and grace save that of earning her own living". She decides to take advantage of the fact that "no limits are set, either by society or one and 's own conscience, to the amount one may impose on one and 's relatives", and settles on visiting her distant relatives at the isolated Cold Comfort Farm in the fictional village of Howling in Sussex. The inhabitants of the farm – Aunt Ada Doom, the Starkadders, and their extended family and workers – feel obliged to take her in to atone for an unspecified wrong once done to her father.

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm
Title Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm PDF eBook
Author Stella Gibbons
Publisher Random House
Total Pages 322
Release 2011-11-10
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1448113903

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Indulge in a feel-good collection of stories from the author of Cold Comfort Farm. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH The title story tells of a typical Christmas at the farm before the coming of Flora Poste. It is a parody of the worst sort of family Christmas: Adam Lambsbreath dresses up as Father Christmas in two of Judith's red shawls. There are unsuitable presents, unpleasant insertions into the pudding and Aunt Ada Doom orders Amos to carve the turkey, adding: 'Ay, would it were a vulture, 'twere more fitting!' 'Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the 20th century' Lynne Truss, author of the Constable Twitten series.

Nightingale Wood

Nightingale Wood
Title Nightingale Wood PDF eBook
Author Stella Gibbons
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 360
Release 2010-04-27
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1101567570

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A sly and satirical fairytale by the author of Cold Comfort Farm Unavailable for decades, Stella Gibbons's Nightingale Wood is a delightfully modern romance ripe for rediscovery by the many fans of Cold Comfort Farm. Poor, lovely Viola has been left penniless and alone after her late husband's demise, and is forced to live with his family in their joy­less home. Its occupants are nearly insufferable: Mr. Withers is a tyrannical old miser; Mrs. Withers dismisses her as a common shop girl; and Viola's sisters-in-law, Madge and Tina, are too preoccupied with their own troubles to give her much thought. Only the prospect of the upcoming charity ball can lift her spirits-especially as Victor Spring, the local prince charming, will be there. But Victor's intentions towards the young widow are, in short, not quite honorable.

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm
Title Conference at Cold Comfort Farm PDF eBook
Author Stella Gibbons
Publisher Random House
Total Pages 176
Release 2011-08-04
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1446499146

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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.

Precious Bane

Precious Bane
Title Precious Bane PDF eBook
Author Mary Webb
Publisher
Total Pages 376
Release 1928
Genre
ISBN

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The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love
Title The Pursuit of Love PDF eBook
Author Nancy Mitford
Publisher
Total Pages 468
Release 2001
Genre
ISBN

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