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  • Published: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446499160
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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Starlight




A compelling tale of social misfits told with Gibbons' trademark humour and affection.

Gladys and Annie Barnes are impoverished sisters who have seen better times. They live in a modest cottage in the backstreets of Highate with Mr Fisher, a mild but eccentric old man living secretively in the attic above them. Their quiet lives are thrown into confusion when a new landlord takes over, a dreaded and unscrupulous 'rackman'. He installs his wife in part of the cottages in the hope that there she will recover from an unspecified malady. With a mounting sense of fear, Gladys and Annie become convinced she is possessed by an evil spirit...

  • Pub date: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446499160
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

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 Starlight

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

Mail on Sunday

“Stella Gibbons is - as always -gay, satirical and entertaining”

Aberdeen Press and Journal 1967

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

Lynne Truss


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