'We are not like other folk, maybe, but there have always been Starkadders
at Cold Comfort Farm . . . ' Sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste has been
expensively educated to do everything but earn a living. When she is
orphaned at twenty, she decides her only option is to descend on relatives
- the doomed Starkadders at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm. There is
Judith in a scarlet shawl, heaving with remorse for an unspoken wickedness;
raving old Ada Doom, who once saw something nasty in the woodshed; lustful
Seth and despairing Reuben, Judith's two sons; and there is Amos, preaching
fire and damnation to one and all. As the sukebind flowers, Flora takes
each of the family in hand and brings order to their chaos. Cold Comfort
Farm is a sharp and clever parody of the melodramatic and rural novel.
'Screamingly funny and wildly subversive' Marian Keyes, Guardian

Stella Gibbons—Cold Comfort Farm

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