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South Riding

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South Riding by Winifred Holtby
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When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First World War, the country is in depression and ideals are hard won. Lydia Holly, the scholarship girl from the shacks, is the most brilliant student Sarah has ever taught, but when her mother's health fails, her education must be sacrificed - there is nobody else to care for the children. Robert Carne of Maythorpe Hall stands for everything Sarah despises: his family has farmed the South Riding for generations, their position uncontested. Yet Sarah cannot help being drawn to this proud, haunted - and almost ruined - man. South Riding is a rich, panoramic novel, bringing vividly to life a rural community on the brink of change.

Author Biography

Winifred Holtby (1898-1935), journalist, critic, feminist, pacifist and author won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize with SOUTH RIDING, her last novel.
Release date NZ
January 7th, 1988
Contributor
Introduction by Marion Shaw
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Virago Press Ltd
Pages
544
Dimensions
129x196x36
ISBN-13
9780860689690
Product ID
1643386

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