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Book Title: Miss Linsey and Pa|
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The size of the: 331 KB
v The author of the book: Stella Gibbons
Edition: Longmans, Green & Co
Date of issue: 1944
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Read full description of the books Miss Linsey and Pa:Miss Bertie Linsey and her Pa have been living in a village just outside London and running a greengrocer's shop for years. But the shop has failed, due to competition from more modern retailers and the departure of Bertie's brother Sam - the business brain of the family - to South Africa. They have to leave their little house and move to London. Bertie appeals to her uncle, Mr Petley, and his son Len, who have a tobacconist's shop near the Caledonian Road, for help in finding lodgings. Mr Petley - who has a generally low opinion of women - considers Bertie to be the interfering sort, and tells Len to take rooms for them with the Fells along the road. Mr Fell is a half-mad giant who cares only for caged birds; Mrs Fell is no better than she ought to be. Miss Linsey and Pa find themselves established in two dirty basement rooms which they must share with a variety of insects. But Bertie Linsey is strong and energetic and determined to make the best of things.
Read information about the authorStella Dorothea Gibbons was an English novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer.
Her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm, won the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize for 1933. A satire and parody of the pessimistic ruralism of Thomas Hardy, his followers and especially Precious Bain by Mary Webb -the "loam and lovechild" genre, as some called it, Cold Comfort Farm introduces a self-confident young woman, quite self-consciously modern, pragmatic and optimistic, into the grim, fate-bound and dark rural scene those novelists tended to portray.
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