The best Westwood Author Stella Gibbons Lynne Truss is Books Stella Dorothea Gibbons was an English novelist journalist poet and short story writer Her first novel Cold Comfo
The best Westwood Author Stella Gibbons Lynne Truss is Books Stella Dorothea Gibbons was an English novelist, journalist, poet and short story writer.Her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm, won the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize for 1933 A satire and parody of the pessimistic ruralism of Thomas Hardy, his followers and especially Precious Bain by Mary Webb the loam and lovechild genre, as some called it, Cold Comfort Farm introduces a self confident young woman, quite self consciously modern, pragmatic and optimistic, into the grim, fate bound and dark rural scene those novelists tended to portray.. Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the twentieth century The TimesSet 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 Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the twentieth century The TimesSet 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.. Bestseller Books Westwood If Cold Comfort Farm was a high point of a peculiar kind of class-based English humour, then this is the low-point of an author who hits you on the head with her absolutely humourless opinions on class, beauty and stupid women. This is so bad it leaves you wondering how anyone this awful actually had it in them to write a masterpiece.The only thing that stuck with me was Lady Pronounces-on-Everything saying to the extremely good, extremely plain and unbelievably stupid heroine that (because of her unfortunate looks) she might never get married and might have to do the most difficult thing on earth - learn to live without love.Oh dear. This review aims to be really helpful and save you time, money and tedium. I wish I hadn't had to go through it.
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