Cold Comfort Farm
by Stella Gibbons
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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A hilarious and ruthless parody of rural melodramas and one of the most beloved comic strip novels of all time, the Cold Comfort Firm by Stella Gibbons is beautifully reconditioned as part of the Penguin Essentials range.”We’re not like other people, maybe, but there’s always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Firm”Reasonable, sophisticated Flore Post was fully trained to do everything, but to earn their livingWhen she is orphaned at twenty, she decides that her only option is to go down on the parents – the condemned Starkadders to the well named Cold Farm ComfortThere is Judith in a scarlet shawl, panting with remorse for a unspoken of wickedness; angry old Ada Doom, who once saw something wicked in the stake; lewd Seth and despair Ruben, Judith two sons; and it is only Amos, the preaching of fire and damnation to all and allAs the sukebind flowers, Flora each of the family in hand and puts order to their chaosCold Comfort Farm is a strong and intelligent parody of the melodramatic and rural novel”Most likely the funniest book ever written’Sunday Times’Howling Funny and Terribly Subversive'” by Marian Keyes, Delicious TutorFirm Comfort Cold has the sunshine of PGWodehouse and Evelyn Waugh’s comic strip “Independent” Scoop One of the best parodies written in Englisha brilliant evil sketch” Robert Macfarlane, Tutor Stella Gibbons was born in London in 1902She went to North London Collegiate School and studied journalism at University College, LondonShe then worked for ten years on various papers, including the Evening StandardHis first publication was a book of poems, La Montagne de la Bête (1930), and his first novel, Le Froid Confort Ferme (1932) won the Femina Vie Heureuse de PrixAmong his other novels by Miss Linsey and Pa (1936), Nighti
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