A compelling tale of social misfits told with Gibbons' trademark humour and affection.
Stella Gibbons was born in London in 1902. She went to the North London Collegiate School and studied journalism at University College, London. She then worked for ten years on various papers, including the Evening Standard. Stella Gibbons is the author of twenty-five novels, three volumes of short-stories, and four volumes of poetry. 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 works are Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm (1940) Westwood (1946), Conference at Cold Comfort Farm (1959) and Starlight (1967). She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1950. In 1933 she married the actor and singer Allan Webb. They had one daughter. Stella Gibbons died in 1989.
Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the 20th century -- Lynne
Gibbons was an acute and witty observer, and her dissection of the British class system is spot-on -- Mail on Sunday
Stella Gibbons is - as always -gay, satirical and entertaining * Aberdeen Press and Journal 1967 *