Our November fiction pick is Cold Comfort Farm, the classic comic novel by Stella Gibbons. Perfect for a chilly fall night, this fast and easy read tells the fish-out-of-water story of London socialite Flora Poste’s new mission to shape up her relatives’ remote, make-shift, wacky, and overpopulated farm.
FHB Book Club meets at 5:45 PM (non-fiction) and 7 PM (fiction) each 3rd Wednesday of the month. Anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's books. No commitment, no stress...just a chance to learn something new, share your opinions, and meet fellow supernerds. The book discussion is lead by our resident bookworm and brewery co-owner, Molly.
About the Book:
"Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century." —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.
The book is available in all print and digital formats as well as audio. If you’re shopping on Amazon, the book has had so many imprints and reprints it can be hard to find the newest edition. Here’s a link to that one here.