Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm Paperback
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH A glorious collection of stories from the author of Cold Comfort Farm.
The title story tells of a typical Christmas at the farm before the coming of Flora Poste.
It is a parody of the worst sort of family Christmas: Adam Lambsbreath dresses up as Father Christmas in two of Judith's red shawls.
There are unsuitable presents, unpleasant insertions into the pudding and Aunt Ada Doom orders Amos to carve the turkey, adding: 'Ay, would it were a vulture, 'twere more fitting!'
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/11/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099528678
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Review by LyzzyBee
December 2011 - borrowed from AliOnly one Cold Comfort Farm and 2 Christmas stories, but it didn't matter, as this was a lovely set of proper, traditional short stories, each with a proper plot and characters. They were a little predictable, but in a comforting way, well-written and soaked in pre-WWII ways of life and society. Reminded me a bit of the Dorothy Whipple short stories I read recently.