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Questions related to Stella Gibbons' debut novel "Cold Comfort Farm" (1932). Use this tag with the [stella-gibbons] tag.

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What is dispiriting about Charlotte Street and the name Meyerburg?

In Cold Comfort Farm, Flora encounters and has a trying conversation with Mr Mybug in a café. As she is leaving he gives her his card, which she puts into her purse unread: It was not until she ...
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What are Pookworthy's credentials?

I figured Anthony Pookworthy, Esq., ABS., LLR., was an able seaman, but his last qualification remained a mystery to me. So I went looking, and during my research I learnt that Sutherland's How to Be ...
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Who is the constellation which burns in their midst?

In her foreword to Cold Comfort Farm (which takes the form of a letter to Anthony Pookworthy, and is fully in the character of her assumed alter ego) Stella Gibbons exclaims, Talking of men of genius,...
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What does the sukebind represent?

Stella Gibbons invented the sukebind for Cold Comfort Farm, and she wields it with metaphorical deftness as if it had its own long floriographic history to draw on. I'd assumed that the sukebind and ...
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What does its future setting add to Cold Comfort Farm?

Cold Comfort Farm is set gently but irresistibly a decade or two after its original publishing date, with video phones and the Anglo-Nicaraguan War of '46 and so forth. However, setting the action in ...
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