Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

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 organize 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. Includes an introduction by Lynne Truss, and a letter from the author to Anthony Pookworthy in the foreword.

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The 355th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 92nd on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  2. - 92nd on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  4. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  5. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  6. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)

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Conference at Cold Comfort Farm Paperback 1239321 $8.62 $5.27 2011
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm Paperback 1035712 $8.90 $3.96 2011
Cold Comfort Farm Paperback 942767 $32.88 $5.97 2013
Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 163042 $8.83 $2.07 2006
Cold Comfort Farm (Oxford Bookworms Library) Paperback 8391853 $11.33 $3.17 2007
Cold Comfort Farm Kindle Edition 120442 2018
Conference at Cold Comfort Farm (New Portway Reprints) Hardcover 10290086 $68.19 1987
Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Gibbons Stella (2006-03-28) Paperback Paperback 1746277 $9.95 $6.69
By Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (2/26/06) Paperback 12766465 $23.75 $9.97 2006
Cold Comfort Farm (Acting Edition) Paperback 5107004 $12.49 $3.99 2015
Conference at Cold Comfort Farm (Vintage Classics) by Stella Gibbons (2011-08-04) Paperback 1482690 $33.11 $11.09
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm Paperback 4138144 $5.50 $2.58 2011
Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 34330 2006
Cold Comfort Farm (Unabridged) Hardcover 76923 $16.37 $13.21 2012
Cold Comfort Farm (Abridged Edition) Paperback 388306 $3.98 $0.01 2008
Cold Comfort Farm Mass Market Paperback 4262144 $14.57 1968
Cold Comfort Farm Audio CD 4369609 $67.19 1999
Conference at Cold Comfort Farm Hardcover 3716145 $24.00
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm Kindle Edition 302307 2011
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm Paperback 3846427 $7.98 $0.20 2011
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Cold Comfort Farm (Unabridged) Paperback 930657 $7.83 $4.98 2012
Cold Comfort Farm Paperback 1560588 $37.88 $0.01 1977
Navidades en Cold Comfort Farm (Impedimenta) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 563288 $9.99 2013
Cold Comfort Farm Audio Cassette 1837442 $140.38 $7.99 1997
Cold Comfort Farm (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) Paperback 1042449 $3.74 $0.01 1996
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Cold Comfort Farm: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audible Audio Edition 84802 $9.05 2017
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Cold Comfort Farm Hardcover 3638740 $81.35 1990
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