Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Summary

Indulge in a feel-good collection of stories from the author of Cold Comfort Farm.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH


The title story tells of a typical Christmas at the farm before the coming of Flora Poste. It is a parody of the worst sort of family Christmas: Adam Lambsbreath dresses up as Father Christmas in two of Judith's red shawls. There are unsuitable presents, unpleasant insertions into the pudding and Aunt Ada Doom orders Amos to carve the turkey, adding: 'Ay, would it were a vulture, 'twere more fitting!'

'Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the 20th century' Lynne Truss

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  • Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the 20th century
    Lynne Truss

About the author

Stella Gibbons

Stella Gibbons was born in London in 1902. She went to the North London Collegiate School and studied journalism at University College, London. She then worked for ten years on various papers, including the Evening Standard. Stella Gibbons is the author of twenty-five novels, three volumes of short stories, and four volumes of poetry. Her first novel Cold Comfort Farm (1932) was an immediate success and won the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize for 1933. Among her works are Nightingale Wood (1938), The Bachelor (1944), Westwood (1946), and Starlight (1967). She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1950. Stella Gibbons died in 1989.
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