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Starlight, Stella Gibbons

Label
Starlight
Title
Starlight
Statement of responsibility
Stella Gibbons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 living secretively in the attic above them. Their quiet lives are thrown into confusion when a new landlord takes over, a dreaded and unscrupulous 'rackman'. He installs his wife in part 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 spirit..
Biographical or historical data
Stella Gibbons 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. Stella Gibbons is the author of twenty-five novels, three volumes of short stories, and four volumes of poetry. Her first publication was a book of poems, The Mountain Beast (1930) and her first novel Cold Comfort Farm (1932) won the Femina Vie Heuruse Prize for 1933. Among her works are Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm (1940) Westwood (1946), Conference at Cold Comfort Farm (1959) and Starlight (1967). She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1950. In 1933 she married the actor and singer Allan Webb. They had one daughter. Stella Gibbons died in 1989.
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1902-1989
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Gibbons, Stella
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Cottages
  • Sisters
  • Demonology
  • Classics
  • Highgate (London, England)
Target audience
general
Label
Starlight, Stella Gibbons
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9780099528692
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780099528692
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Starlight, Stella Gibbons
Publication
Control code
9780099528692
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780099528692
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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