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Finding the right book can be daunting when there’s so much to choose from. So, we’ve enlisted the help of a secret bookworm to pen a few reviews. If it sounds like one for you, give it a try.

Will our secret bookworm persuade you to pick up a new book?

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

A classic comic novel which is a ruthless parody of rural melodrama and purple prose that was prevalent in the early part of the 20th century.

A resourceful young heroine finds herself in the gloomy overwrought world of a Hardy or Bronte novel and proceeds to organise everyone out of their romantic tragedies into the pleasures of normal life.

Included in the BBC’s ‘100 novels that shaped our world’, this is well worth a read.

Rating? 4/5

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