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  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448103430
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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The Charmers




'Gibbons was an acute and witty observer, and her dissection of the British class system is spot-on' - Mail on Sunday

Thrown out of her long-established office job, Miss Christine Smith takes up a new role as housekeeper for a group of middle-aged artists. Charmed by a previous mystical experience, her spirituality is nurtured further by the tenants, who seem stuck in their own personal lull. Written in the 1960s, surrounded by social and political transitions, the novel focuses on change, or the lack thereof.

  • Pub date: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448103430
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

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 Charmers

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

Mail on Sunday

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

Lynn Truss


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