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With memories of the sheer enjoyment of Cold Comfort Farm, I paid the paltry sum of 50p for a rather weary hardback copy of this novel published in 1950 by Stella Gibbons. With no dust jacket to guide me as to content I imagined something equally quirky yet beguiling as the afore mentioned ‘Farm’. Unfortunately it was not to be. This is a readable ‘soap opera’ type story of a family moving to a small cottage in a village in Sussex. It is just after the end of the second world war, the husband is awaiting his demob but still has some foreign posting to complete so the family are left to
Synopsis: When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; child of nature Elfine; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who has kept to her bedroom for the last twenty years. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves