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Cold comfort with warmth and humour
on 5 October 2012
Well done to Stella Gibbons for writing the book. Cold Comfort Farm on the screen is very entertaining - with some odd charcters and some not quite so odd.
Kate Beckinsale is charming, young and has plans for the occupants of Cold Comfort. She is aided by her contacts in the big city to transform the lives of the farmhand, the forever pregnant young girl, the pixie-like daughter and various other members of the family to whom she is cousin...and last but not least her Aunt Ada Doom who has locked herself away in her bedroom since "seeing something nasty in the woodshed".
Lovely cast includes Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Rufus Sewell, Freddie Jones and Ian Mckellen. Set in the 1930s, they lure you into their odd little world blending the well-to-do with rustic country-folk.
It's quite intriguing and I think you will be compelled to see just how Kate as Flora Poste, manipulates her country relatives into their new lives.