Cold Comfort Farm Setting & Symbolism

Stella Gibbons
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Cold Comfort Farm

The central location in the novel, Cold Comfort Farm is a dairy farm in Howling, Sussex that has been in the Starkadder family for generations. It begins as a dreary, forlorn, and rather sinister place, but after Flora's tidying up it becomes as cheery and blossoming as its inhabitants. The buildings are laid out in an octagonal shape, though not much of the original architecture exists due to many generations of royalty tearing down and rebuilding it to suit their whims.

Mouse Place

Mrs. Smiling's home in the Lambeth district of London where Flora initially goes to stay after her parents' funerals.

Nettle Flitch Field

A field by Cold Comfort Farm where the hired girl, Meriam, lives in a small hut.

Sukebind

A flowering plant that represents the dark nature of the farm. Any sukebind is removed from the house before Elfine's wedding.

Howling

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