Stella Gibbons' novel is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm.
I read this novel some years ago after seeing the movie made from it. I loved it then. And I loved it again when I read it this time! It is so funny, satisfying, and full of quirks. It would probably be even more so if you were familiar with the type of novel it is a parody of.
I have both read and seen the movie (Rufus Sewell!!!), and cannot remember laughing so hard! After reading the introductory chapter, I went out and bought the book, so I could share it with a couple of my coworkers!