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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 10 months 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 14 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 18 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 20 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 21 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 on November 24, 2013 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 on October 17, 2013 by Elizabeth A. Austin
But with plenty of characters for whom the worm turns. A young widow comes to live with her husbands dry, cold, repressed relatives. Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Booked for life