Books Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Paperback, 233 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleCold Comfort FarmAuthorStella Gibbons Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary When a well-educated young socialite in 1930s England is left orphaned and unable to support herself at age twenty-two, she moves in with her eccentric relatives on their farm. Reissue. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Cold Comfort Farm Summer Reader Poll 2019: Funny Books We Did It For The LOLs: 100 Favorite Funny Books August 20, 2019 We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud. Review Three Books... Country Cousins: 3 Books About Rural Living December 12, 2012 Author Wendy Welch shares her favorite book about small-town life that defy stereotypes. What is your favorite work that takes a bite out of literary tradition? Tell us in the comments. Arts & Life A New Batch of Under-the-Radar Books January 22, 2008 Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl returns with another set of titles you should be reading but haven't (yet). The latest batch features the story of three royal cousins, tales of wild animal adventures and a pun-filled picture book for younger readers. A New Batch of Under-the-Radar Books Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/17958464/18293001" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpt: 'Cold Comfort Farm' January 21, 2008 Excerpt: 'Cold Comfort Farm'