Her first publication was a book of poems The Mountain Beast (1930) and her first novel Cold Comfort Farm (1932) won the Femina Vie Heuruse Prize for 1933. Amongst her other novels are Miss Linsey and Pa (1936), Nightingale Wood (1938), Westwood (1946), Conference at Cold Comfort Farm (1959) and Beside the Pearly Water (1954). Her Collected Poems appeared in 1950.
In 1933 she married the actor and singer Allan Webb, who died in 1959. They had one daughter. Stella Gibbons died in 1989.
Was looking for something different, a throw back, if you will. While the book starts slow, it builds and builds until I found myself laughing and rooting for Tina and Viola. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. E. Bastnagel
From the lady who brought us Cold Comfort Farm comes a slightly more serious, but no less sarcastic, novel. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Holly
It's every bit as good as Cold Comfort Farm. Knowing and charming, realistic, exasperated and in love with it's highly limited characters, and so well-written.Published 9 months ago by Annie Berrol
My favorite Stella Gibbons novel, after Cold Comfort Farm, of course! Tons of fun and oddness, with plenty of romance.Published 11 months ago by Leslie
Talk about a boring story! Nothing really happens and I kept waiting for something interesting. I did read it all the way to the end, but I honestly can't recommend it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kini
This is a calm, easy going story about people daring to go after what they want. I say "calm" because it is a gentle and sometimes slow story. Read morePublished 15 months ago by JAScribbles
I love Cold Comfort Farm. Love love love it. Nightingale Wood is not quite as funny, but if you loved CCF, you'll like this. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Elizabeth A. Austin
Stella Gibbons wrote in the late 1930s of a life that is about to disappear. Reading this delightful novel in the light of the shadow of the war adds to the pleasure of seeing a... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Janeite