Gibbons, Stella "Cold Comfort Farm" - 1932
Apparently, this story is supposed to be funny although I couldn't find the humorous side of it. A poor but educated young girl at the beginning of the last century goes to live with relatives on a farm. Nothing really interesting happens and the writing is more than boring.
From the back cover:
"Winner of the 1933 Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, COLD COMFORT FARM is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930's. Flora Poste, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm, and becomes enmeshed in a web of violent emotions, despair, and scheming, until Flora manages to set things right. A BBC Radio Presents dramatization featuring stirring music and sound effects."