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  • Published: 4 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099529378
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99
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Bassett




'[Her] wit and sense of fun are as ready as ever' - The Times

The Tower Guesthouse lies nestled between the beech woods of Buckinghamshire. It is run by the unlikely partnership of balmy Miss Padsoe and young, cockney Miss Baker - divided by class and age, they are determined to dislike each other. Through their tale and the interwoven tribulations of two young lovers, Gibbons's sparkling novel explores the heart of friendship and what unites us.

  • Pub date: 4 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099529378
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Stella Gibbons

Stella Gibbons is best known for her comic masterpiece Cold Comfort Farm. A witty parody of the pastoral fiction written by authors such as D H Lawrence, Thomas Hardy and Mary Webb, it won the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse Anglais in 1933 and established her literary reputation. Gibbons also wrote 22 other novels, including Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm (1940) and Starlight (1967), as well as three volumes of short stories and four poetry collections. She died in 1989, aged 87.

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Praise for Bassett

“[Her] wit and sense of fun are as ready as ever”

The Times

“Stella Gibbons…an exception to that old canard: women can't make us laugh”

Independent


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