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  • Published: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446499146
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm




A wickedly funny and charming sequel to the much loved Cold Comfort Farm

Robert Poste's child is back at Cold Comfort Farm. But all is not well. Flora finds the farm transformed into a twee haven filled with Toby jugs and peasant pottery, and rooms labelled 'Quiete Retreate' and 'Greate laundrie'. It is, Flora winces, 'exactly like being locked in the Victoria and Albert Museum after closing time'.

Worse, the farm is hosting a conference of the pretentious International Thinkers Group - a group made up of the 'sadistic owl' Mr Peccavi, loathsome Mr Mybug and the overpowering Mrs Ernestine Thump.

And worst of all, there are no Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm. All the he-cousins have gone abroad to make their fortunes and the female cousins are having a pretty thin time of it. Once again the sensible Flora decides to take the situation in hand.

  • Pub date: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446499146
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

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 Conference at Cold Comfort Farm

“Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the twentieth century”

Lynne Truss

“Most of us wish we knew a real Flora Poste who could put straight our pretzeled lives”

Julie Birchill, Sunday Times

“Gibbons was an acute and witty observer, and her dissection of the British class system is spot-on.”

Mail on Sunday


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