The second of two forgotten novels by Stella Gibbons, discovered in 2014 and published now for the first time
Never before published, the lost novel by the bestselling author of Cold Comfort Farm
'Stella Gibbons's gift is very special' - Daily Express
'Miss Gibbons proves herself to possess a natural and effortless talent for the burlesque' - Times Literary Supplement
'The atmosphere of the cheap cafés...is subtly caught. Packed tight with wit and understanding, it lights the London Scene' - Scotsman
A Christmas treat from a treasured comic writer
'[Gibbons has] a marvellous eye for the social scene - no-one is more accurate' - John Braine, author of Room at the Top
'Her character drawing is perfection, and her sense of fun too subtle to permit quotation' - James Agate, author of Ego
'[Gibbons] has not only charm but something far better, perspicacity' - Elizabeth Bowen, Tatler
'It ought not to be forgotten that Miss Gibbons is a poet as well as a novelist... She sees idiosyncrasy in nature and humanity, and makes both live' - Observer
A delightful tale of wartime romance and friendship
A compelling tale of social misfits told with Gibbons' trademark humour and affection.
A wickedly funny and charming sequel to the much loved Cold Comfort Farm
'Gibbons was an acute and witty observer, and her dissection of the British class system is spot-on' - Mail on Sunday
'[Her] wit and sense of fun are as ready as ever' - The Times
Stella Gibbons' hilarious comic novel of rural life, in Penguin Black Classics.