just delightful- English comedy of manners about a young woman trying
to reform her uncouth country cousins. Being a bit short of cash, young
Flora Poste goes to stay with her relatives the Starkadders and
immediately sets about trying to bring a bit of civilization to the
place. The characters and setting are unforgettable, the writing crisp
and perfect. You’ll never want this lovely book to end.
"Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century." —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition
The deliriously entertaining Cold Comfort Farm is "very probably the funniest book ever written" (The Sunday Times, London), a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels. When the recently orphaned socialite Flora Poste descends on her relatives at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm in deepest Sussex, she finds a singularly miserable group in dire need of her particular talent: organization.
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About the Author
Stella Dorothea Gibbons (1902-1989) was born in London. A novelist, poet and short-story writer, her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm, won the Femina Vie Heuruse Prize for 1933. Amongst her other novels are Miss Linsey and Pa,Nightingale Wood, Westwood, Conference at Cold Comfort Farm, and Beside the Pearly Water (1954).
Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist. She is the author of the number one bestseller, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, which has sold more than two million copies, won the national British Book Award, and was on the New York Times bestseller list or forty-five weeks. She lives in Brighton, England.
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. Her memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, was a finalist for the National Book Award.