Cold Comfort Farm (Cold Comfort Farm)

by Stella Gibbons, Lynne Truss

‘I saw something nasty in the woodshed’
When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepestSussex.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 233 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.92 out of 5
  • Published October 26th 2006 by Penguin Classics
  • Original Title: Cold Comfort Farm
  • ISBN: 0141441593 (ISBN13: 9780141441597)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Cold Comfort Farm
  • Characters: Flora Poste
  • Literary Awards: Prix Femina Vie Heureuse (1933)
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‘I saw something nasty in the woodshed’
When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; child of nature Elfine; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who has kept to her bedroom for the last twenty years. But Flora loves nothing better than to organise other people. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves to take each of the family in hand. A hilarious and merciless parody of rural melodramas, Cold Comfort Farm (1932) is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time.This new Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by Lynne Truss discussing Stella Gibbons’ unconventional life and career and her joyously satirical voice.