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Book Title: Miss Linsey and Pa|
The author of the book: Stella Gibbons
Edition: Longmans, Green & Co
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Date of issue: 1944
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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.
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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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