Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

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Available for the first time since its original publication more than fifty years ago, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm is a charming collection whose hilarious title story features Christmas dinner with the Starkadders before Flora's arrival. With Adam playing Santa while draped in Mrs. Starkadders's shawls, the family shares their traditional "Christmas pudding"-a mélange containing random objects of doom foretelling the coming year: a coffin nail for death, a bad sixpence for financial ruin, and a menthol cone to indicate that the lucky recipient will go "blind wi' headache." These lively tales will delight anyone who loves Stella Gibbons and her signature wit.


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Stella Gibbons (1902–1989), novelist, poet, and short-story writer, was born in London. Cold Comfort Farm, her first novel, won the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize. Her other novels include Nightingale Wood, Westwood, and Beside the Pearly Waters. Lynne Truss, author of the bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves, is a writer and journalist. Roz Chast is a regular cartoonist for the New Yorker, and her work has also appeared in Redbook, Scientific American, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review.
Published November 29, 2011 by Penguin Books. 315 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Further reading suggestions: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Conference at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Westwood by Stella Gibbons For other short stories, still Bristish but contemporary, try: The People on Privilege Hill by Jane Gardam Collected Stories by Janice Galloway You...

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