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  • Published: 10 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113903
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm


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A Christmas treat from a treasured comic writer

A glorious collection of stories from the author of Cold Comfort Farm. The title story tells of a typical Christmas at the farm before the coming of Flora Poste. It is a parody of the worst sort of family Christmas: Adam Lambsbreath dresses up as Father Christmas in two of Judith's red shawls. There are unsuitable presents, unpleasant insertions into the pudding and some good Starkadder table talk over. Aunt Ada Doom orders Amos to carve the turkey, adding: "Ay, would it were a vulture, 'twere more fitting!"

  • Pub date: 10 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113903
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

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 Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

“Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the 20th century”

Lynne Truss

“A biting, witty tale of inappropriate presents and family traditions that fans of the original Cold Comfort Farm will love”

Good Housekeeping

“Oddly comforting and amusing collection”

Independent on Sunday


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