Cold Comfort Farm
Cold Comfort Farm is a hilarious satire of the sort of rural romances that were popular at the time. Stories of doomed lovers moved by animal passions on windblown moors, and often weighed down by overblown prose and adjective heavy descriptions.
Gibbons uses quick witty prose and spot on parodies of these lesser Wuthering Heights wannabes to tell the story of a very sensible and modern young lady, Flora Poste.
In need of a place to live after the...