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  • Published: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099560524
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Rich House




'It ought not to be forgotten that Miss Gibbons is a poet as well as a novelist... She sees idiosyncrasy in nature and humanity, and makes both live' - Observer

Set on the eve of World War II in a resort on the east coast of England, The Rich House follows the love affairs of six young people and their intertwined adorations. Encircling their lives is Archibald Early, a once-famous actor, his housekeeper and his grandson Ted. These three tip the balance, and relationships shift, but even war cannot halt the passions of the young.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099560524
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

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 Rich House

“It ought not to be forgotten that Miss Gibbons is a poet as well as a novelist... She sees idiosyncrasy in nature and humanity, and makes both live”

Observer


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