Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


You're dreading Christmas with your in-laws. You've got a cold coming on. You're worried you've forgotten to buy a gift for somebody.

Apply this book to the affected area. You should soon feel like your cheeful self again. Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm will remind you that Christmas is a magical time of year and romance can blossom in the least likely of places.




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This was my Christmas read for 2013. Despite a little initial disappointment that the book contains only two Christmas-themed stories, that feeling was ameliorated by the quality of the writing.Mainly concerned with the doings of middle- to upper-class folks of the inter-war years, if there is a connecting motif between the stories it would seem to be that of redemption, perhaps making an Easter marketing more appropriate (though probably less lucrative).These are quiet stories about people trying to find meaning in a world which seems fragile and shallow. More often than not they succeed, but Gibbons deftly avoids <i>over</i>-sentimentality, leaving the reader with the feeling that things actually <i>might</i> get better.

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