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  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448103348
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

The Bachelor




'[Gibbons has] a marvellous eye for the social scene - no-one is more accurate' - John Braine, author of Room at the Top

Brother and sister, Constance and Kenneth Fielding live in calm respectability, just out of reach of London and the Blitz. But when a series of uninvited guests converge upon them – from a Balkan exile to Ken’s old flame and the siblings’ own raffish father – the household struggles to preserve its precious peace. In this full house, in a quiet corner of suburbia, no one expects to find romance.

  • Pub date: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448103348
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

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 The Bachelor

“[Gibbons has] a marvellous eye for the social scene - no-one is more accurate”

“Chipper is the word: Gibbons's heroines are plucky, determined and quietly hedonistic. But she can do melancholy with the best of them, too, not to mention melodrama”

Guardian

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

Independent

“The Jane Austen of the 20th century”

Lynne Truss

“Stella is stellar”

Sunday Herald

“Stella Gibbons’s gift is very special”

Daily Express


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