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August 15, 2011

Conference at Cold Comfort Farm: Stella Gibbons

by Andy

Inexplicably out of print for many years (along with the vast majority of Stella Gibbons’ novels) but now rightfully back in circulation (along with some of the rest of that vast majority).  It could be argued that this is more of the same, but that’s fine given the sheer genius of Cold Comfort Farm.  In this even more eccentric and overtly sarcastic outing Flora Poste is to remake the titular farm once again, allowing Gibbons to take beautiful and ruthless aim at art, philosophy, literature, the general pursuit of pomposity and all fool enough to take it all too seriously.  Sharp stuff and a most amusing and diverting read.