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  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448103355
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

The Matchmaker




'Her character drawing is perfection, and her sense of fun too subtle to permit quotation' - James Agate, author of Ego

Uprooted from war-torn London, Alda Lucie-Brown and her three daughters start a new life at Pine Cottage in rural Sussex. Unsuited to a quiet life, Alda attempts to orchestrate - with varying degrees of success - the love affairs of her neighbours. Her unwilling subjects include an Italian POW, a Communist field-hand, a battery-chicken farmer and her intelligent friend Jean.

  • Pub date: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448103355
  • 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 Matchmaker

“Her character drawing is perfection, and her sense of fun too subtle to permit quotation”

James Agate, author of Ego


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