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read & download Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories review ½ 100 E coming year a coffin nail for death a bad sixpence for financial ruin and a menthol cone to indicate that the lucky recipient will go blind wi' headache These lively tales will delight anyone who loves Stella Gibbons and her signature w Rating clarification 35 starsThis is a lovely volume of short stories by the author of the classic comic novel Cold Comfort Farm But be warned they differ in style to that popular novel all excepting the titular story Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm of course Also the title of the collection as a whole is somewhat misleading as only the fist two stories are Christmas themedThese short stories won t be to everyone s taste as they are period pieces about the upper classes in England during the 1930s While they are outdated in many respects they are a wonderful insight into the lives of people of a certain class in a certain place at a certain time and some themes touched on in these stories will definitely resonate with the modern reader

read & download Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories

read & download Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories review ½ 100 What better place to spend the holidays than Cold Comfort Farm Available for the first time since its original publication than fifty years ago Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm is a charming collection whose hilarious title story features C Gibbons is like an edgier L M Montgomery Her characters are terribly concerned with manners and propriety and what the neighbors thinkSome of these stories were uite sweet and amusing but there s nothing here that s going to stick in my memory a month after closing the book

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read & download Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories review ½ 100 Hristmas dinner with the Starkadders before Flora's arrival With Adam playing Santa while draped in Mrs Starkadders's shawls the family shares their traditional Christmas pudding a mélange containing random objects of doom foretelling th This collection of short stories was a little disappointing as only two of the sixteen were at Christmas and only one of those at Cold Comfort Farm unlike the impression given by the marketing blurb The one at Cold Comfort Farm lacked the sparkle and dry wit of the novel and if you hadn t read that you d be wondering what on Earth you were reading The second Christmas story was a charming little piece about some children who elect to spend Christmas Day with a lonely spinster who loves Christmas rather than their un Christmassy single fatherThe remaining fourteen stories were interesting as period pieces from the 1930s in that period between the two world wars when Britain was moving into the modern age They offered vignettes into the lives of women who yearned to have it all a career and marriage Despite moving in the social circle of the smart set women still feared spinsterhood so marrying and retiring to the country to have children was still seen as the only other option unless you had a career to support you The men in the stories are rather shadowy paternalistic figures who often treat their wives and children as chattels to be under their command rather than partners It s always interesting to see glimpses of women s lives from earlier times and wonder how you would have fared and this book written in 1940 is certainly authentic in depicting the attitudes of the day thankfully many of them very dated

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories
  • Stella Gibbons
  • English
  • 13 April 2020
  • 9780850463101