Nightingale Wood: A Novel by Stella GibbonsNightingale Wood: A Novel by Stella Gibbons

Nightingale Wood: A Novel

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Paperback | April 27, 2010

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A sly and satirical fairytale by the author of Cold Comfort Farm

Unavailable for decades, Stella Gibbons's Nightingale Wood is a delightfully modern romance ripe for rediscovery by the many fans of Cold Comfort Farm.

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.

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Stella Dorothea Gibbons, novelist, poet and short-story writer, was born in London in 1902. She went to the North London Collegiate School and studied journalism at University College, London. She then worked for ten years on various papers, including the Evening Standard.Her first publication was a book of poems The Mountain Beast (19...
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Title:Nightingale Wood: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.72 × 5.06 × 1.01 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143117572

ISBN - 13:9780143117575

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