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  • Paperback
  • 326
  • Starlight
  • Stella Gibbons
  • English
  • 03 July 2018
  • 9780099528692

10 thoughts on “Starlight

  1. says:

    This is not the book to read if you are expecting a light hearted novel with perhaps some elements of the fantastic This is a story woven with the blue and the dim and the dark cloths of night a story that touches on themes of old age and ill

  2. says:

    What a strange and wonderful journey this turned out to be

  3. says:

    I really enjoyed this book after nearly giving up after the first chapter The characters came to life reminded me of Dorothy Whipple's ability to take the front off a house and let you look inside Interesting to see a slice of life in post war London Had to google what a 'rackman' was This is my favourite Stella Gibbons

  4. says:

    An odd little book but a classy bit of writing none the less The observation the sharpness in the writing is second to none SG is a lesson in how to write characters in gesture and speech And in each is a story rich in the telling and funny or sad its on a knife's edge Social Realism is at its heart but also justice humour and a 'good' ending I love her stuffToast

  5. says:

    I really thoroughly enjoyed this novel from Stella Gibbons which was undeservedly out of print for many years before Vintage brought it back for us It is fair to say that it is uite a strange dark novel rather different to Cold Comfor

  6. says:

    Stella Gibbons has the reputation of being a one hit wonder Cold Comfort Farm both immortalised her name but also overshadowed everything else she ever wrote A few years ago Vintage decided that this was terribly

  7. says:

    I was thrilled to find out that Vintage Classics is reprinting some Gibbons and rushed to buy several from UK I had only read Cold Comfort Farm of course hilarious and easily her best known book and Nightingale Wood a charming slightly satirical Cinderella story which Virago reprinted a couple of years ago Starlight is very different from both of those in plot and setting but shares the same keen eye for social class differences Gladys an

  8. says:

    I just finished reading Starlight and am feeling a bit gobsmacked I had only read Cold Comfort Farm and Westwoood so was really not

  9. says:

    I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish off this book which is the best compliment you can give a book Full review later

  10. says:

    Starlight is three unrelated ideas in search of a book It's occasionally funny it's by Stella Gibbons after all but it is

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Starlight

Iving secretively in the attic above them Their uiet lives are thrown into confusion when a new landlord takes over a dreaded and unscrupulous 'rackman' He installs his wife in part. An odd little book but a classy bit of writing none the less The observation the sharpness in the writing is second to none SG is a lesson in how to write characters in gesture and speech And in each is a story rich in the telling and funny or sad its on a knife s edge Social Realism is at its heart but also justice humour and a good ending I love her stuffToast

Summary Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Stella Gibbons

Of the cottages in the hope that there she will recover from an unspecified malady With a mounting sense of fear Gladys and Annie become convinced she is possessed by an evil spiri. I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish off this book which is the best compliment you can give a book Full review later

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Gladys and Annie Barnes are impoverished sisters who have seen better times They live in a modest cottage in the backstreets of Highate with Mr Fisher a mild but eccentric old man l. This is not the book to read if you are expecting a light hearted novel with perhaps some elements of the fantastic This is a story woven with the blue and the dim and the dark cloths of night a story that touches on themes of old age and illness of loneliness and the fear of the harsh and pitiless world out there themes of poverty selfishness and occasionally even of racism At its very heart lies evil that of possession by an evil spirit that we don t like to believe in but which the writer seems to take very seriously and that of senseless violence that very real face of evil that has become a daily aspect of our urban environments And yet for all that it is not a very dark novel The darkness is lightened and relieved by threads enwrought with the golden and silver light of dignity and love and human kindness and when I closed this book the preponderant emotion was that of hope rather than despairI will admit that the demonic possession element of the story is likely to alienate many readers either because they will view it as so much nonsense or because they will consider it to be too creepy And it stands in contrast to the rest of the novel which is told with humour and with some sympathy for the characters even where they are not being particularly likeable All in all I m glad I ve read this book I m glad I ve met Gladys who tries to hide her heart of gold behind a no nonsense front her sister Annie eccentric old Mr Fisher the vicar and I m glad that through these pages I was able to breathe in the atmosphere of a time long gone in a rather special part of London Hampstead Heath and its environs


About the Author: Stella Gibbons

Stella Dorothea Gibbons was an English novelist journalist poet and short story writerHer 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