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Stella Gibbons


Stella Gibbons

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. She then worked for 10 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. Amongst her other novels are MISS LINSEY AND PA (1936), NIGHTINGALE WOOD (1938), WESTWOOD (1946), CONFERENCE AT COLD COMFORT FARM (1959) and BESIDE THE PEARLY WATER (1954). Her COLLECTED POEMS appeared in 1950.

In 1933 she married the actor and singer Allan Webb, who died in 1959. They had one daughter. Stella Gibbons died in 1989.

Stella Gibbons

Books by Stella Gibbons

by Stella Gibbons - Fiction, Holiday, Short Stories

Available for the first time since its original publication more than 50 years ago, CHRISTMAS AT COLD COMFORT FARM is a charming collection whose hilarious title story features Christmas dinner with the Starkadders before Flora's arrival. These lively tales will delight anyone who loves Stella Gibbons and her signature wit.