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  1. says:

    If Cold Comfort Farm was a high point of a peculiar kind of class based English humour then this is the low point of an author who hits you on the head with her absolutely humourless opinions on class beauty and stupid women This is so bad it leaves you wondering how anyone this awful actually had it in them t

  2. says:

    Cold Comfort Farm is one of my most reread books but Westwood was Stella Gibbons' own favourite among her novels

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    From BBC Radio 4 ExtraIn 1943 bomb hit London teacher Margaret Steggles falls under the spell of the wealthy Chal

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    Stella Gibbons is now really only known for one novel her first Cold Comfort Farm It would be easy to dismiss her as a one hit wonder but she actually wrote over 20 books and Westwood published in 1946 was largely believed to be Gibbons' own personal favourite I've left it a couple of days since finishing this novel before writing a review as I initially didn't know what to make of it Margaret a young school teacher m

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    I really enjoyed this book it tells the story of two friends Margaret and Hilda and of their lives and those people who they meet during the Second World War However it is not a blow by blow account of life day to day about the interactions between people and how those relationships go on to either mean something or do notThis book

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    I was surprised to read a couple of negative reviews of this book as I absolutely loved it although its 30 years since I read Cold Comfort Farm so in that respect I can't make a comparison There are wonderful social observations and some very funny passages I disagree with some reviews on that all of the characters are unsympathetic They all have their unattractive sides which the author makes a point of showing us but that unfortunately

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    I am a little puzzled by this novel which is very different to Cold Comfort Farm and seuels the only other Stella Gibbons I’ve read ‘Westwood’ at times reads like an arch and witty satire but at others like a depressin

  8. says:

    I like the blurb on the edition I read Stella Gibbons is the Austen of the 20th centuryIt's great to see she seems to be having a come back with her other books and won't just be remembered for the brilliant Cold Comfort Farm

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    The plot is minimal there is much telling not showing and too many authorial interruptions but my gosh the characters they are fabulous Margaret the plain sensible one who nonetheless longs for beauty truth art something than the tedious suburban life with her tedious suburban mother; her BFF Hilda the opposite of Margaret who thinks nothing of beauty or art and just wants to have fun with service men on leave without

  10. says:

    This is good and some of the sarcastic bits about the very annoying Mr Challis are very funny but it's no Cold Comfort Farm It's unfortunate when someone's first book is so much successful than all their others She's a good writer though and

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Erament and keeps her service boys 'ever so cheery' When Margaret finds a ration book on Hampstead Heath the pompous writer Gerard Challis enters both their lives Margaret slavishly adores Challis. I was surprised to read a couple of negative reviews of this book as I absolutely loved it although its 30 years since I read Cold Comfort Farm so in that respect I can t make a comparison There are wonderful social observations and some very funny passages I disagree with some reviews on that all of the characters are unsympathetic They all have their unattractive sides which the author makes a point of showing us but that unfortunately is humam nature The central character also changes throughout the book and is much of a complete person by the end There is a also a real wise woman in the character of Lady Challis I think the introduciton of the Downes Syndrome child was actually uite innovative for the time and as the narrator seems to education her to a certain extent the author may well have been making a point through this The only thing that did jar slightly with me was the way the foreign accents were written but overall this book was a joy to read Where I’m Calling From on Hampstead Heath the pompous writer Gerard Challis enters both their lives Margaret slavishly adores Challis. I was surprised to read a couple The Accidental Activist of negative reviews Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of this book as I absolutely loved it although its 30 years since I read Cold Comfort Farm so in that respect I can t make a comparison There are wonderful social Brenda has a dragon in her blood observations and some very funny passages I disagree with some reviews Divan Of Rudaki on that all Choice Stories for Children of the characters are unsympathetic They all have their unattractive sides which the author makes a point Öbür Divan of showing us but that unfortunately is humam nature The central character also changes throughout the book and is much Summary of Homo Deus of a complete person by the end There is a also a real wise woman in the character Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of Lady Challis I think the introduciton The Teams Milking Cow of the Downes Syndrome child was actually uite innovative for the time and as the narrator seems to education her to a certain extent the author may well have been making a point through this The A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates only thing that did jar slightly with me was the way the foreign accents were written but Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) overall this book was a joy to read

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And his artistic circle; Challis idolises Hilda for her hair and her eyes and Hilda finds Gerard's romantic overtures a bit of a bind This is a delightfully comic and wistful tale of love and longi. I like the blurb on the edition I read Stella Gibbons is the Austen of the 20th centuryIt s great to see she seems to be having a come back with her other books and won t just be remembered for the brilliant Cold Comfort Farm

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Set in wartime London Westwood tells the story of Margaret Steggles a plain bookish girl whose mother has told her that she is not the type that attracts men Her schoolfriend Hilda has a sunny temp. If Cold Comfort Farm was a high point of a peculiar kind of class based English humour then this is the low point of an author who hits you on the head with her absolutely humourless opinions on class beauty and stupid women This is so bad it leaves you wondering how anyone this awful actually had it in them to write a masterpieceThe only thing that stuck with me was Lady Pronounces on Everything saying to the extremely good extremely plain and unbelievably stupid heroine that because of her unfortunate looks she might never get married and might have to do the most difficult thing on earth learn to live without loveOh dear This review aims to be really helpful and save you time money and tedium I wish I hadn t had to go through it

  • Paperback
  • 464
  • Westwood or The Gentle Powers
  • Stella Gibbons
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9780099528722

About the Author: Stella Gibbons

Stella Dorothea Gibbons was an English novelist journalist poet and short story writerHer first novel Cold Comfort Farm won the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize for 1933 A satire and parody of the pessimistic ruralism of Thomas Hardy his followers and especially Precious Bain by Mary Webb the loam and lovechild genre as some called it Cold Comfort Farm introduces a self confident young woman