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Is Cold Comfort Farm the most quotable book ever?

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notnowImreading Sat 31-Jan-15 20:42:59

There's rich soul here if you cah to dig for it.

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PostcardsFromAbovetheChemist Sat 31-Jan-15 20:54:04

Might be! I often think of it when I'm clettering the dishes with my little mop.

notnowImreading Sat 31-Jan-15 21:02:51

Tes prettier nor apple blooth, that liddle mop.

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TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 02-Feb-15 17:36:32

Flora did not cah to dig.

hackmum Mon 02-Feb-15 18:38:19

There have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort.

cosmicglittergirl Mon 02-Feb-15 18:43:18

There's something nasty in the woodshed.

hackmum Mon 02-Feb-15 18:45:25

"One o' they Ford vans..."

OK, I love Cold Comfort Farm, but I'm no good at remembering quotes from it. smile

Seriouslyffs Mon 02-Feb-15 18:50:47

I've not read it, but I recognise the quotes.
The Importance of Being Earnest is teeming with quotes.

TywysogesGymraeg Mon 02-Feb-15 18:52:11

God! I've not read that book in years - loved it though

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Mon 02-Feb-15 18:55:00

Oh yes! Love this book. And the tv adaptation rufus Sewell fwooaarr

I saw something nasty in the woodshed! I shall go mad!

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 02-Feb-15 19:21:00

My favourite bit is,
'seth, my son, do you want to break my heart?'
'Yes,' said Seth with elemental simplicity.

reynoldsnumber Mon 02-Feb-15 19:23:25

I love that book. It's one of the few I read over and over again!

I can't think of a quote though.

LifeHuh Tue 03-Feb-15 21:16:49

Definitely! Anyone may do anything they please as long as I am left alone with my sorrow....

Trumpton Tue 03-Feb-15 21:23:41

Ha ! DGD 2.6 ran to me today " brother is tickle me ! I a feared ! "
I replied " oh darling , was there something narsty in the woodshed ?"
She looked blankly at me while DD and I cracked up.
Must improve her bedtime reading.

And the year 5s at school all love " A handbag ! " done in the poshest outraged voice .

Footle Sun 08-Feb-15 10:27:32

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Only1scoop Sun 08-Feb-15 10:32:31

Op are you the 'Robert Post child'?

Trills Sun 08-Feb-15 10:39:26

I do love eating things with a spoon.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sun 08-Feb-15 11:07:27

Flora would have loved giving advice on Mumsnet. You can just imagine her posts.

Footle Sun 08-Feb-15 12:01:06

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RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 08-Feb-15 12:04:11

Have been known to clettle the dishes. I also sometimes call DD my liddle marsh-tigget.

Doesn't the mother at one point declaim that 'my body is a used gourd', quite like that one...

cheapskatemum Mon 09-Feb-15 22:24:59

"it's not enough to keep one in stockings and fans!" love, love, love that book, despite it being a set text, and use the above quote often when discussing paltry sums.

Footle Tue 10-Feb-15 00:17:51

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CuttedUpPear Tue 10-Feb-15 00:35:09

My favourite book ever.
I buy copies to give to people who have never heard of it.

CameliousHumph Tue 10-Feb-15 00:48:00

The sukebind is in bloom.

Footle Tue 10-Feb-15 07:50:29

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