Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Stella Gibbons
Stella Gibbons' novel is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm. A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging Features an introduction from Lynne Truss and cover illustrations by Roz Chast

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Reviewed: 2015-04-07
Just fun. I love a good, sensible modern girl (for any value of "modern") who finds herself in the wacked-out world of a gothic novel. It's a great formula since [b:Northanger Abbey|50398|Northanger Abbey|Jane Austen|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1170368862s/50398.jpg|4039699], and Gibbons has great fun with it.
What a shame that we don’t all have a “Flora” in our lives to tidy up for us. This parody of the helpless female orphan is so clever and entertaining that it was great fun to read and I know it’s one that I will re-read with as much enjoyment as I did the first time.
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