Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm
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Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

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A charming collection of stories for the festive season, 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 224g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099528673
  • 9780099528678
  • 105,904

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"Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the 20th century"
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Oddly comforting and amusing collection * Independent on Sunday * A biting, witty tale of inappropriate presents and family traditions that fans of the original Cold Comfort Farm will love * Good Housekeeping * Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the 20th century -- Lynne Truss
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About Stella Gibbons

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. Among 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.
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