Thursday, 25 August 2011

COLD COMFORT FARM - Stella Gibbons, 1932

Well, I am pleased that we never did find out what was in the woodshed. A greater mystery however, is why this is included in any elite list of  books. It is a very pleasant read but it is not a great read.
Cider with Rosie is a lovely book. It, alongside Cold Comfort Farm, was once staple Grammar School reading matter. It bemuses me why a fictional frolic should take precedence over an autobiography of a period in history which so many strive to recapture in these uncertain days.
However, Gibbons made me smile a few times and delivered a pleasing way to spend an afternoon.

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