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Gibbons, Stella 1902-1989

Works: 215 works in 803 publications in 5 languages and 9,911 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Drama  Humorous fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Romance television programs  Novels 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Author of introduction, Printer
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons( Book )

144 editions published between 1932 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious parody of D.H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels, the deliriously entertaining "Cold Comfort Farm" is "very probably the funniest book ever written" (The Sunday Times.)
Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons( Book )

44 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. Only the prospect of the upcoming charity ball can lift her spirits-especially as Victor Spring, the local prince charming, will be there. But Victor's intentions towards the young widow are, in short, not quite honorable -- Cover verso
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons( Book )

22 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Available for the first time since its original publication more than fifty 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."--Back cover
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons( Recording )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm, where she attempts to bring a sense of order to the Starkadder family's chaotic world
The bachelor by Stella Gibbons( Book )

22 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and French and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In St Alberics, Hertfordshire, stands a newly built family home: Sunglades. Its seven rooms house Kenneth and Constance Fielding, middle-aged bachelor and spinster, along with Kenneth's old flame, an industrious Balkan exile, a young economist and the Fieldings' raffish father. Together they attempt to create a rural idyll
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons( Book )

36 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned, she decides to descend on her relatives at Cold Comfort Farm, and put their lives in order
Westwood, or, The gentle powers by Stella Gibbons( Book )

15 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientada en el turbulento y bombardeado Londres de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Westwood narra la historia de Margaret Streggles, una joven de aires janeaustenianos, con un talento innato para pasarse el día en las nubes, un temperamento romántico y todo tipo de aspiraciones culturales. Su madre insiste en que "no es el tipo de muchacha que atrae a los hombres", justo lo opuesto a su amiga Hilda, una cabecita loca capaz de sonreír y flirtear sin tregua en una ciudad marcada por las tribulaciones y penurias de la guerra. Pero la existencia de Margaret cambia por completo cuando encuentra por casualidad una cartilla de racionamiento en Hampstead Heath y, con ella, todo un mundo de intelectuales, artistas y aristócratas, encarnados en la figura del pintor Alex Niland y de su suegro, el famoso e insolente dramaturgo Gerard Challis
The charmers by Stella Gibbons( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrown out of her long-established office job, Miss Christine Smith takes up a new role as housekeeper for a group of middle-aged artists. Charmed by a previous mystical experience, her spirituality is nurtured further by the tenants, who seem stuck in their own personal lull
Emma by Jane Austen( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma is a pretty girl of sterling character and great will who believes she knows what is best for everyone around her
Pure Juliet by Stella Gibbons( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Stella Gibbons was celebrated for her beloved bestseller 'Cold Comfort Farm', the manuscript for 'Pure Juliet' lay unseen and forgotten until it was brought to light by her family in 2014. It is a tale that travels from an eco-millionaire's British country idyll to an Arabian Nights-style fantasy of the Middle East
The wolves were in the sledge by Stella Gibbons( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in English and German and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My American; a romance by Stella Gibbons( Book )

15 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My American follows the lives and loves of Amy Lee and Robert Vorst: from a chance childhood meeting to the comic, tragic and romantic trysts that follow. A baker's daughter, Amy has dreams of becoming a writer, whilst Robert is destined to be a doctor. Later, embarking on a lecture tour, Amy is reminded of 'her American' and endeavours to find him amidst Depression-era America
Here be dragons by Stella Gibbons( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years after World War Two, Nell Sely, child of the forgotten generation, wanders blind through 1950s bohemian London, smoke-filled jazz clubs and bittersweet coffee bars in search of romantic idyll. Tells the story of Nell, daughter of a country parson who has lost his faith; her life with a group of unconventional young people working and living in London; her shy, rather cross love for her cousin John, a boy younger than herself who exerts a strange power over her. We meet also a poet, who is rescued from the tyranny of one charmer only to fall beneath the still more dangerous spell of another; some of those concerned solve their problems; others have gone too far to "come right in the end."
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 1985 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters, one practical and conventional and the other emotional and sentimental, find that only through compromise of their mutual differences can they get along
Bassett by Stella Gibbons( Book )

14 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella Gibbons vuelve a regalarnos, apenas un año después de haber publicado La hija de Robert Poste, una comedia romántica de humor desatado, llena de equívocos, escenas memorables, con personajes irrepetibles y situaciones que harían las delicias del mismísimo Wodehouse. La casa de huéspedes de La Torre se encuentra ubicada en un frondoso bosque de hayas en pleno Buckinghamshire. La regentan dos extraordinarias mujeres de muy marcada personalidad: la balsámica y lloriqueante señorita Padsoe, que vive atribulada por los desprecios del servicio, y la más joven y práctica señorita Baker, londinense hasta la médula y aficionada a las tostadas y al té bien cargado. Sin embargo, su amistad es mera apariencia pues ambas se odian con todas sus fuerzas. En la vecindad se alza la fastuosa mansión de los Shelling, en la que viven George y su hermana Bell, y en la que se organizan alocadas fiestas dedicadas a los Cerebritos, a los Automovilistas y al Amor Libre. En la casa de los Shelling trabaja como dama de compañía la bella señorita Catton. Entre George y ella surgirá el amor
The matchmaker by Stella Gibbons( Book )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of the Law of Fixtures( )

1 edition published in 1836 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starlight by Stella Gibbons( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gladys and Annie Barnes are impoverished sisters who have seen better times. They live in a modest cottage in the backstreets of Highgate with Mr. Fisher, a mild but eccentric old man living secretively in the attic above them. Their quiet lives are thrown into confusion when a new landlord takes over; a dreaded and unscrupulous 'rackman'. He installs his wife in part of the cottage in the hope that there she will recover from an unspecified malady. With a mounting sense of fear, Gladys and Annie become convinced she is possessed by an evil spirit" -- Page [4] of cover
New Map of Africa (1900-1916): A History of European Colonial Expansion and Colonial Diplomacy( )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstruction of Poland and the Near East: Problems of Peace( )

1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.20 for Cold Comfo ... to 0.76 for Westwood, ...)

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Alternative Names
Gibbons S. 1902-1989

Gibbons, Stella, 1902-

Gibbons , Stella Dorothea

Gibbons, Stella Dorothea 1902-1989

Stella Gibbons britische Autorin, Journalistin und Lyrikerin

Stella Gibbons britisk poet

Stella Gibbons Brits dichteres (1902-1989)

Stella Gibbons brittisk poet

Stella Gibbons écrivaine britannique

Stella Gibbons escritora británica

Stella Gibbons scrittrice, giornalista e poetessa britannica

Stella Gibbons shkrimtare britanike

Webb, Stella Dorothea Gibbons 1902-1989

Гиббонс С. Д. 1902-1989

Стела Гибънс

Стелла Гиббонс английская писательница

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German (7)

Spanish (7)

Italian (1)