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Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

by Stella Gibbons, Alexander McCall Smith

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm Synopsis

Discover this delightfully clever, funny book. 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

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm Press Reviews

Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the 20th century -- Lynne Truss A biting, witty tale of inappropriate presents and family traditions that fans of the original Cold Comfort Farm will love * Good Housekeeping * Oddly comforting and amusing collection * Independent on Sunday *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099528678
Publication date: 10th November 2011
Author: Stella Gibbons, Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About Stella Gibbons, Alexander McCall Smith

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 publication was a book of poems, The Mountain Beast (1930) and her first novel Cold Comfort Farm (1932) won the Femina Vie Heuruse Prize for 1933. Among her works are Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm (1940) Westwood (1946), Conference at Cold Comfort Farm (1959) and Starlight (1967). She was elected a Fellow ...

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