- Author:Sophie Dahl,Stella Gibbons
- Publisher:Virago Press Ltd (April 2, 2009)
- Pages:352 pages
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ratum in Nightingale Wood is capable of its own brand of snobbery, which is a theme that permeates all of her books.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of the publisher. Little, Brown Book Group. 100 Victoria Embankment. ratum in Nightingale Wood is capable of its own brand of snobbery, which is a theme that permeates all of her books. A greying of characters that are otherwise empathetic stretches to their occasional bigotry, which is deeply jarring to the modern reader.
Stella Dorothea Gibbons, novelist, poet and short-story writer, was born in London in 1902. She went to the North London Collegiate School and studied journalism at University College, London.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Stella Dorothea Gibbons, novelist, poet and short-story writer, was born in London in 1902. She then worked for ten years on various papers, including the Evening Standard. Her first publication was a book of poems The Mountain Beast (1930) and her first novel Cold Comfort Farm (1932) won the Femina Vie Heuruse Prize for 1933.
Nightingale Wood book. As Sophie Dahl describes in the introduction, this is one of those rare books which is 'an unadulterated delight'. Life is not quite a fairytale for poor Viola . I read this book when on a Stella Gibbons kick, after reading Cold Comfort Farm. She's a really interesting figure to me, Gibbons, because she wrote SO much, but is pretty much only known for Cold Comfort Farm, which is, of course, delightful. Stella Gibbons set out in 1938 to write a version of the Cinderella fairytale which was 'right up to date'.
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By Stella Gibbons Introduction by Sophie Dahl. By Stella Gibbons Introduction by Sophie Dahl. Poor, lovely Viola has been left penniless and alone after her late husband’s demise, and is forced to live with his family in their joyless home.
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Poor, lovely Viola has been left penniless and alone after her late husband's demise, and is forced to live with his family in their joyless home. Its occupants are nearly insufferable: Mr. Withers is a tyrannical old miser; Mrs. Withers dismisses her as a common shop girl; and Viola's sisters-in-law, Madge and Tina, are too preoccupied with their own troubles to give her much thought.
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Introduction by. Sophie Dahl. Place of Publication. Stella Dorothea Gibbons was born in London in 1902. She studied journalism at University College, London, and worked for ten years on various papers, including the Evening Standard. Her first novel Cold Comfort Farm (1932) was (and is) hugely successful. She married the actor and singer Allan Webb, who died in 1959. They had one daughter. Stella Gibbons died in 1989. Country of Publication.
Life is not quite a fairytale for poor Viola.
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