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Cold comfort farm

Cold comfort farm [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0369403045
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Cold Comfort Farm is a comic novel by English author Stella Gibbons, published in 1932. It parodies the romanticised, sometimes doom-laden accounts of rural life popular at the time, by writers such as Mary Webb. Following the death of her parents, the book and 's heroine, Flora Poste, finds she is possessed "of every art and grace save that of earning her own living". She decides to take advantage of the fact that "no limits are set, either by society or one and 's own conscience, to the amount one may impose on one and 's relatives", and settles on visiting her distant relatives at the isolated Cold Comfort Farm in the fictional village of Howling in Sussex. The inhabitants of the farm – Aunt Ada Doom, the Starkadders, and their extended family and workers – feel obliged to take her in to atone for an unspecified wrong once done to her father.

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448113903
Author: Stella Gibbons
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Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Book Resume:

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

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1446499146
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Random House
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Conference at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Book Resume:

Robert Poste's child is back at Cold Comfort Farm. But all is not well. Flora finds the farm transformed into a twee haven filled with Toby jugs and peasant pottery, and rooms labelled 'Quiete Retreate' and 'Greate laundrie'. It is, Flora winces, 'exactly like being locked in the Victoria and Albert Museum after closing time'. Worse, the farm is hosting a conference of the pretentious International Thinkers Group - a group made up of the 'sadistic owl' Mr Peccavi, loathsome Mr Mybug and the overpowering Mrs Ernestine Thump. And worst of all, there are no Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm. All the he-cousins have gone abroad to make their fortunes and the female cousins are having a pretty thin time of it. Once again the sensible Flora decides to take the situation in hand.

The Provincial Lady Series

The Provincial Lady Series [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1528791320
Author: E. M. Delafield
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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The Provincial Lady Series by E. M. Delafield Book Resume:

Edmée Elizabeth Monica Dashwood (1890–1943), more commonly referred to as E. M. Delafield, was a best-selling English author. A prolific writer, she produced 40 books in her lifetime including novels, short stories, and parodies. This volume contains Dashwood's complete “Provincial Lady” series, which were bestsellers in her time and have never been out of print. They include: “Diary of a Provincial Lady”, “The Provincial Lady Goes Further”, “The Provincial Lady in America”, and “The Provincial Lady in Wartime”. Largely autobiographical, these charming novels are written as journals chronicling the experiences of an Englishwoman belonging to the upper-middle class in the 1930s. Other notable works by this author include: “What is Love?” (1928), “Challenge to Clarissa” (1931), and “Faster! Faster!” (1936). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing these classic novels now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Precious Bane

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Author: Mary Webb
Publisher: Good Press
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Precious Bane by Mary Webb Book Resume:

"Precious Bane" by Mary Webb. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Yellow Houses

The Yellow Houses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473521459
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Random House
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Wilfred Davis, quiet, retired, respectable widower, is sitting and sobbing on a park bench. He has lost his daughter and any sense of purpose. A mysterious stranger passes him a handkerchief, and strikes up a conversation that leads to friendship and an unconventional new home for Wilfred. Mary Davis wants only four things out of life: a husband and three children, so at seventeen she runs away from school, her father and her home and moves to London to find them. Only a few months later Mary is engaged, but love and marriage promise to be very different from her childhood daydreams. For Mary and Wilfred, it seems Fate has taken a hand, or is there another kind of guiding spirit at play? Stella Gibbons' final novel, written in the 1970s but only discovered many years after her death, is published here for the first time.

Pure Juliet

Pure Juliet [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473521440
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Random House
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Pure Juliet by Stella Gibbons Book Resume:

Creepy. Peculiar. Fairy. Goblin. Liar. Weirdo. Crank. Genius. No one knows what to make of Juliet Slater, not even her mother. And clothes, boys, school, friends, the changing seasons and what other people think - none of these things seem to matter to Juliet. She spends hours in her room with incomprehensible mathematical text books, her mind voyaging in strange seas of thought, alone. Is she a genius? It might take the rest of her life to find out. While Stella Gibbons was celebrated for her beloved bestseller Cold Comfort Farm, the manuscript for Pure Juliet lay unseen and forgotten until it was brought to light by her family in 2014, and is published here for the first time in Vintage Classics. A tale that travels from an eco-millionaire's British country idyll to an Arabian Nights-style fantasy of the Middle East, this is a treat for fans of this witty, curious and always surprising author.

Westwood

Westwood [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1446499154
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Random House
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Westwood by Stella Gibbons Book Resume:

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LYNNE TRUSS 'Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the twentieth century' The Times Set in wartime London, Westwood tells the story of Margaret Steggles, a plain bookish girl whose mother has told her that she is not the type that attracts men. Her schoolfriend Hilda has a sunny temperament and keeps her service boys 'ever so cheery'. When Margaret finds a ration book on Hampstead Heath the pompous writer Gerard Challis enters both their lives. Margaret slavishly adores Challis and his artistic circle; Challis idolises Hilda for her hair and her eyes and Hilda finds Gerard's romantic overtures a bit of a bind. This is a delightfully comic and wistful tale of love and longing.

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144810338X
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Random House
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Here Be Dragons by Stella Gibbons Book Resume:

When Nell Sely moves from sleepy Dorset to Hampstead she leaves behind a childhood of dull teas and oppressive rules for the freedom of the big city. Naive and only nineteen, she becomes embroiled with the wayward John Gaunt and falls in with London's bohemian crowd. In this city of seductive, shifting morals, smoke-filled jazz-clubs and glamorous espresso bars, Nell must master her new found independence and learn to strike her own course.

Dustborn

Dustborn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0358469465
Author: Erin Bowman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Dustborn by Erin Bowman Book Resume:

Delta of Dead River sets out to rescue her family from a ruthless dictator rising to power in the Wastes and discovers a secret that will reshape her world in this postapocalyptic Western mashup for fans of Mad Max and Gunslinger Girl. Delta of Dead River has always been told to hide her back, where a map is branded on her skin to a rumored paradise called the Verdant. In a wasteland plagued by dust squalls, geomagnetic storms, and solar flares, many would kill for it—even if no one can read it. So when raiders sent by a man known as the General attack her village, Delta suspects he is searching for her. Delta sets out to rescue her family but quickly learns that in the Wastes no one can be trusted—perhaps not even her childhood friend, Asher, who has been missing for nearly a decade. If Delta can trust Asher, she just might decode the map and trade evidence of the Verdant to the General for her family. What Delta doesn’t count on is what waits at the Verdant: a long-forgotten secret that will shake the foundation of her entire world.

Enbury Heath

Enbury Heath [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473590477
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Random House
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Enbury Heath by Stella Gibbons Book Resume:

Cold Comfort Farm is Gibbons' brilliant parody of the pastoral novel; Enbury Heath is her novel for Londoners. Stella Gibbons and her little brothers spent many years living in Vale Cottage in Hampstead Heath. This wonderfully funny and satirical novel is the fictionalised account of that time. The spiritual predecessor to Gibbons' best-known novel Cold Comfort Farm, Enbury Heath muses on childhood and family, nature and the city, money troubles and capitalism. Despite the overshadowing effect that Cold Comfort Farm had on her later writing, Gibbons was truly a London novelist, and lived in North and Northwest London for the vast majority of her life. This book is comic love letter to the city that gave her the means and freedom to write.

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1446499146
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Random House
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Conference at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Book Resume:

Robert Poste's child is back at Cold Comfort Farm. But all is not well. Flora finds the farm transformed into a twee haven filled with Toby jugs and peasant pottery, and rooms labelled 'Quiete Retreate' and 'Greate laundrie'. It is, Flora winces, 'exactly like being locked in the Victoria and Albert Museum after closing time'. Worse, the farm is hosting a conference of the pretentious International Thinkers Group - a group made up of the 'sadistic owl' Mr Peccavi, loathsome Mr Mybug and the overpowering Mrs Ernestine Thump. And worst of all, there are no Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm. All the he-cousins have gone abroad to make their fortunes and the female cousins are having a pretty thin time of it. Once again the sensible Flora decides to take the situation in hand.

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448113903
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Random House
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Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Book Resume:

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

Handbook of Creative Writing

Handbook of Creative Writing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 074868977X
Author: Steven Earnshaw
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Handbook of Creative Writing by Steven Earnshaw Book Resume:

In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms

Uses of Austen

Uses of Austen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137271744
Author: G. Dow,C. Hanson
Publisher: Springer
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Uses of Austen by G. Dow,C. Hanson Book Resume:

This book focuses on how Austen's life and work is being re-framed and re-imagined in 20th and 21st century literature and culture. Tracing the connections between Modernist Austen in the early C20th and feminist and post-feminist appropriations in the later C20th, it examines how Austen emerged as a complex point of reference on the global stage.

The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191630411
Author: Carole Hough
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming by Carole Hough Book Resume:

In this handbook, scholars from around the world offer an up-to-date account of the state of the art in different areas of onomastics, in a format that is both useful to specialists in related fields and accessible to the general reader. Since Ancient Greece, names have been regarded as central to the study of language, and this has continued to be a major theme of both philosophical and linguistic enquiry throughout the history of Western thought. The investigation of name origins is more recent, as is the study of names in literature. Relatively new is the study of names in society, which draws on techniques from sociolinguistics and has gradually been gathering momentum over the last few decades. The structure of this volume reflects the emergence of the main branches of name studies, in roughly chronological order. The first Part focuses on name theory and outlines key issues about the role of names in language, focusing on grammar, meaning, and discourse. Parts II and III deal with the study of place-names and personal names respectively, while Part IV outlines contrasting approaches to the study of names in literature, with case studies from different languages and time periods. Part V explores the field of socio-onomastics, with chapters relating to the names of people, places, and commercial products. Part VI then examines the interdisciplinary nature of name studies, before the concluding Part presents a selection of animate and inanimate referents ranging from aircraft to animals, and explains the naming strategies adopted for them.

How To Be A Heroine

How To Be A Heroine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448130832
Author: Samantha Ellis
Publisher: Random House
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How To Be A Heroine by Samantha Ellis Book Resume:

Cathy Earnshaw or Jane Eyre? Petrova or Posy? Scarlett or Melanie? Lace or Valley of the Dolls? On a pilgrimage to Wuthering Heights, Samantha Ellis found herself arguing with her best friend about which heroine was best: Jane Eyre or Cathy Earnshaw. She was all for wild, passionate Cathy; but her friend found Cathy silly, a snob, while courageous Jane makes her own way. And that’s when Samantha realised that all her life she’d been trying to be Cathy when she should have been trying to be Jane. So she decided to look again at her heroines – the girls, women, books that had shaped her ideas of the world and how to live. Some of them stood up to the scrutiny (she will always love Lizzy Bennet); some of them most decidedly did not (turns out Katy Carr from What Katy Did isn’t a carefree rebel, she’s a drip). There were revelations (the real heroine of Gone with the Wind? It's Melanie), joyous reunions (Anne of Green Gables), poignant memories (Sylvia Plath) and tearful goodbyes (Lucy Honeychurch). And then there was Jilly Cooper... How To Be A Heroine is Samantha’s funny, touching, inspiring exploration of the role of heroines, and our favourite books, in all our lives – and how they change over time, for better or worse, just as we do.

Rebuilding the Profession

Rebuilding the Profession [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 384701093X
Author: Dorothy Figueira
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
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Rebuilding the Profession by Dorothy Figueira Book Resume:

ThisvolumeismeanttobearetrospectivelookatthefieldofComparativeLiteratureasithasdevelopedinthepasttwodecades,aswellasareflectiononitsfuturedirectionifitistoremainrelevant(andinnovative)asafieldofstudy.Fromitsinceptioninthesecondhalfofthetwentiethcentury,ComparativeLiteratureintheUShasbeenconceivedasacross-disciplinary,cross-national,andcrossculturalenterprisethatbringstogethertheoreticaldevelopmentsintheHumanitiesandSocialSciencestoreflectonthemostimportantintellectualandculturaltrendsfromacomparativeperspectivethroughthelensofliterarystudies.MostofthefoundersofComparativeLiteratureweredistinguishedEuropeanscholarswhosoughtasafehavenfromtheravagesofWorldWarIIanditsaftermathandwho,understandablyfocusedontheWesternliterary,intellectualandculturaltradition,whichatthetimewasindangerofbeingannihilatedbytheonslaughtofFascismandCommunism.WiththeadventoftheageofglobalizationthefieldofComparativeLiteraturehasbecomeincreasinglydiverseandmust,therefore,bereorientedandrecognizedaccordingly.

Mobility and Modernity in Women's Novels, 1850s-1930s

Mobility and Modernity in Women's Novels, 1850s-1930s [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230583113
Author: W. Parkins
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Mobility and Modernity in Women's Novels, 1850s-1930s by W. Parkins Book Resume:

Analyzing novels by women writers from the 1850s to the 1930s, this book argues that representations of mobility offer a fruitful way to explore the location of women within modernity and, specifically, the opportunities for (or limitations on) women's agency in this period, considering the mobility of the female subject in the city and beyond.

A Katherine Reay Collection

A Katherine Reay Collection [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0718077229
Author: Katherine Reay
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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A Katherine Reay Collection by Katherine Reay Book Resume:

Now available in one volume—three novels by Katherine Reay! Dear Mr. Knightley, Lizzy & Jane, The Brontë Plot Dear Mr. Knightley Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others—namely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, she will learn to write her own story—by giving that story to a complete stranger. Lizzy & Jane Elizabeth left her family’s home in Seattle fifteen years ago to pursue her lifelong dream—chefing her own restaurant in New York City. Jane stayed behind to raise a family. Estranged since their mother’s death many years ago, the circumstances of their lives are about to bring them together once again. The Brontë Plot When a rare-books dealer goes to England, she discovers more than just the famous writing haunts—she discovers how to love and be loved in today’s modern world. “Katherine Reay’s Dear Mr. Knightley kept me up until 2:00 a.m.; I simply couldn’t put it down.” —Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon a Tower