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Westwood or The Gentle Powers ( Read ) ☆ Stella Gibbons


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  1. says:

    If Cold Comfort Farm was a high point of a peculiar kind of class based English humour then this is the low point of an author who hits you o

  2. says:

    Cold Comfort Farm is one of my most reread books but Westwood was Stella Gibbons' own favourite among her novels It's darker and pointedly feminist set in wartime proper rather than a fictionalised near future 1940s and provides a fascinating minor key mirror to CCF Margaret is almost an anti Flora Poste the outsider drawn in not to sort ever

  3. says:

    From BBC Radio 4 ExtraIn 1943 bomb hit London teacher Margaret Steggles falls under the spell of the wealthy Challis family Episode

  4. says:

    Stella Gibbons is now really only known for one novel her first Cold Comfort Farm It would be easy to dismiss her as a one hit wonder

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this book it tells the story of two friends Margaret and Hilda and of their lives and those peop

  6. says:

    I was surprised to read a couple of negative reviews of this book as I absolutely loved it although its 30 years since I read Cold C

  7. says:

    I am a little puzzled by this novel which is very different to Cold Comfort Farm and seuels the only other Stella Gibbons I’ve read ‘Westwo

  8. says:

    I like the blurb on the edition I read Stella Gibbons is the Austen of the 20th centuryIt's great to see she seems to be having a com

  9. says:

    The plot is minimal there is much telling not showing and too many authorial interruptions but my gosh the characters they are fabulous Margaret

  10. says:

    This is good and some of the sarcastic bits about the very annoying Mr Challis are very funny but it's no Cold Comfort Far

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Westwood or The Gentle Powers

And his artistic circle; Challis idolises Hilda for her hair and her eyes and Hilda finds Gerard's romantic overtures a bit of a bind This is a delightfully comic and wistful tale of love and longi. I like the blurb on the edition I read Stella Gibbons is the Austen of the 20th centuryIt s great to see she seems to be having a come back with her other books and won t just be remembered for the brilliant Cold Comfort Farm

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Set in wartime London Westwood tells the story of Margaret Steggles a plain bookish girl whose mother has told her that she is not the type that attracts men Her schoolfriend Hilda has a sunny temp. If Cold Comfort Farm was a high point of a peculiar kind of class based English humour then this is the low point of an author who hits you on the head with her absolutely humourless opinions on class beauty and stupid women This is so bad it leaves you wondering how anyone this awful actually had it in them to write a masterpieceThe only thing that stuck with me was Lady Pronounces on Everything saying to the extremely good extremely plain and unbelievably stupid heroine that because of her unfortunate looks she might never get married and might have to do the most difficult thing on earth learn to live without loveOh dear This review aims to be really helpful and save you time money and tedium I wish I hadn t had to go through it PHP Pocket Reference has told The Face on the Milk Carton has a sunny temp. If Cold Comfort Farm was a Winds of Enchantment high point of a peculiar kind of class based English The Odds Against humour then this is the low point of an author who Tokyo Kill hits you on the Unbroken The Reaper Diaries head with Bhishma an Enigma her absolutely The Art of Loving humourless opinions on class beauty and stupid women This is so bad it leaves you wondering Jack Kerouac how anyone this awful actually Reputation heroine that because of Alfablot her unfortunate looks she might never get married and might Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) have to do the most difficult thing on earth learn to live without loveOh dear This review aims to be really Heads of the Colored People helpful and save you time money and tedium I wish I The Syrian Rebellion had to go through it

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Erament and keeps her service boys 'ever so cheery' When Margaret finds a ration book on Hampstead Heath the pompous writer Gerard Challis enters both their lives Margaret slavishly adores Challis. I really enjoyed this book it tells the story of two friends Margaret and Hilda and of their lives and those people who they meet during the Second World War However it is not a blow by blow account of life day to day about the interactions between people and how those relationships go on to either mean something or do notThis book was written after the war in the mid 1940 s and that is reflected in the style of writing Margaret is an interesting character who does tend to dissect her social interactions long after they have happened Hilda however is very easy going and light hearted During the story they both meet the same person but each have a very different relationship with him both wanting from him what the other has but never confiding in one another about thisI would recommend this book but would say that it is neither fast moving or an in depth story I think that it needs to be taken on face value as a study of the different types of character and how they deal with everyday relationships A uietly understated book Touchstone her service boys 'ever so cheery' When Margaret finds a ration book on Hampstead Heath the pompous writer Gerard Challis enters both their lives Margaret slavishly adores Challis. I really enjoyed this book it tells the story of two friends Margaret and Hilda and of their lives and those people who they meet during the Second World War However it is not a blow by blow account of life day to day about the interactions between people and Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding how those relationships go on to either mean something or do notThis book was written after the war in the mid 1940 s and that is reflected in the style of writing Margaret is an interesting character who does tend to dissect Love is Blind her social interactions long after they Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia have Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch happened Hilda Catching Fire hearted During the story they both meet the same person but each The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) have a very different relationship with The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, him both wanting from Incubus him what the other The Sharpe Companion The Early Years has but never confiding in one another about thisI would recommend this book but would say that it is neither fast moving or an in depth story I think that it needs to be taken on face value as a study of the different types of character and Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado how they deal with everyday relationships A uietly understated book

  • Paperback
  • 464
  • Westwood or The Gentle Powers
  • Stella Gibbons
  • English
  • 03 June 2018
  • 9780099528722

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