Conference at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons 1st / 1st 1949
First UK edition and first print published by Longmans in 1949. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper is very clean and bright with very little toning to the spine or anywhere else. The back panel is very clean and without marks. There is a small tear to the bottom left of the front panel. It hasn't been price clipped. The book is very presentable with no foxing and very little other marks. The book is in an excellent near fine condition.
Robert Poste's child is back at Cold Comfort Farm. But all is not well. Flora finds the farm transformed into a twee haven filled with Toby jugs and peasant pottery, and rooms labelled 'Quiete Retreate' and 'Greate laundrie'. It is, Flora winces, 'exactly like being locked in the Victoria and Albert Museum after closing time'. Worse, the farm is hosting a conference of the pretentious International Thinkers Group - a group made up of the 'sadistic owl' Mr Peccavi, loathsome Mr Mybug and the overpowering Mrs Ernestine Thump. And worst of all, there are no Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm. All the he-cousins have gone abroad to make their fortunes and the female cousins are having a pretty thin time of it. Once again the sensible Flora decides to take the situation in hand. Sequel to Cold Comfort Farm and rare in this condition.