Cold Comfort Farm - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Cold Comfort Farm - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 30/01/2020
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Gibbons’s pitch perfect parody of rural melodramas introduces one of comic fiction’s great female protagonists and a host of gloriously eccentric and idiosyncratic characters. As Flora Poste sets about organising her country cousins ramshackle and inefficient lives, Cold Comfort Farm piles sparkling set-piece on set-piece.

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'

'Brilliant ... very probably the funniest book ever written' Sunday Times

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; child of nature Elfine; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who has kept to her bedroom for the last twenty years. But Flora loves nothing better than to organise other people. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves to take each of the family in hand. A hilarious and ruthless parody of rural melodramas and purple prose, Cold Comfort Farm is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time.

'Screamingly funny and wildly subversive' Marian Keyes, Guardian

The Penguin Classics edition of Stella Gibbons's Cold Comfort Farm is introduced by Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

If you enjoyed Cold Comfort Farm you might like George and Weedon Grossmith's Diary of a Nobody, also available in Penguin Classics.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241418895
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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“The Perfect Pick-Me-Up”

So funny and heart-warming, 'Cold Comfort Farm' is the perfect pick-me-up and should be prescribed reading for everybody in need of a lift.

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“Cold Comfort Farm”

This is a classic parody of romantic novels, with a ludicrous plot and comic style. Newly orphaned Flora Poste moves to her relatives’ farm in the countryside and sets about righting all the problems which rural life... More

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