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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

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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

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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 just finished reading Starlight and am feeling a bit gobsmacked I had only read Cold Comfort Farm and Westwoood so was really not expecting what this book delivered In fact I might not have read it at all had I known about the plot beforehand Like a couple of the book s characters I m not into creepy other than the CCF kind Stella Gibbons was a talented writer than I had realized because I was not at all put off by the plot developments Gibbons can certainly write characters In this book she reminded me of Trollope in that her characters are often weak irritating and selfish in other words all too human but she nevertheless retains a distant kindness for most


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 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 possess

  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 Stell

  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

  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 unfair and decided to re issue her back catalogue I had a go at Westwood given that Lynn Truss claimed that it was the

  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 C

  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 expecting what this book delivered In fact I might not have read it at all had I known about the plot beforehand Like a couple of the book's characters I'm not into creepy other than the CCF kind Stella Gibbons was a talented writer than I had realized because I was not at all put off by the

  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 very uneven in tone and as a short book with a large cast it is almost inevitably shallow and unsatisfying I'm surprised to see the number of reviews that describe Starlight as dark The first few chapters or s

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