Cold Comfort Farm (Paperback)
Important Books, 9788087830628, 136pp.
Publication Date: July 29, 2013
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Compact Disc (12/1/2010)
?Nancy Pearl, NPR's "Morning Edition"
THE DELIRIOUSLY ENTERTAINING "Cold Comfort Farm" is ?very probably the funniest book ever written? ("The Sunday Times," London)?a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels. When the recently orphaned socialite Flora Poste descends on her relatives at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm in deepest Sussex, she finds a singularly miserable group in dire need of her particular talent? organization.
About the Author
Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of "The Times of London," followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.