• Conference at Cold Comfort Farm See large image

    Conference at Cold Comfort Farm (Paperback) By (author) Stella Gibbons, Introduction by Alexander McCall Smith, Introduction by Libby Purves

    $9.53 - Save $3.37 26% off - RRP $12.90 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 1 business day
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionRobert 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.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Conference at Cold Comfort Farm

    Title
    Conference at Cold Comfort Farm
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stella Gibbons, Introduction by Alexander McCall Smith, Introduction by Libby Purves
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 131 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099528685
    ISBN 10: 0099528681
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC subject category V2: FB
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    05 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stella Gibbons was born in London in 1902. She went to the North London Collegiate School and studied journalism at University College, London. She then worked for ten years on various papers, including the Evening Standard. Stella Gibbons is the author of twenty-five novels, three volumes of short-stories, and four volumes of poetry. Her first publication was a book of poems The Mountain Beast (1930) and her first novel Cold Comfort Farm (1932) won the Femina Vie Heuruse Prize for 1933. Amongst her works are Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm (1940) Westwood (1946), Conference at Cold Comfort Farm (1959) and Starlight (1967). She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1950. In 1933 she married the actor and singer Allan Webb. They had one daughter. Stella Gibbons died in 1989.
    Review quote
    "Gibbons was an acute and witty observer, and her dissection of the British class system is spot-on." Mail on Sunday "Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the twentieth century" Lynne Truss "Most of us wish we knew a real Flora Poste who could put straight our pretzeled lives" -- Julie Birchill Sunday Times
    Back cover copy
    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LIBBY PURVES 'Most of us wish we knew a real Flora Poste who could put straight our pretzeled lives' Julie Birchill, Sunday Times In this brilliant sequel, 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. 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. 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. See also: Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm