South Riding

South Riding

An English Landscape

Book - 2010
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Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Winifred Holtby's greatest novel was published posthumously Winifred Holtby's masterpiece is a rich evocation of the lives and relationships of the characters of South Riding. Sarah Burton, the fiery young headmistressof the local girls' school; Mrs Beddows, the district's first alderwoman--based on Holtby's own mother; and Robert Carne, the conservative gentleman-farmer locked in a disastrous marriage--with whom the radical Sarah Burton falls in love. Showing how public decisions can mold the individual, this story offers a panoramic and unforgettable view of Yorkshire life.
Publisher: London : Virago, 2010.
ISBN: 9781844087303
1844087301
9780860689690
0860689697
Branch Call Number: FIC/HOLTBY
Characteristics: xxvi, 518 p. ; 20 cm.

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IV27HUjg
Mar 02, 2016

Excellent BBC film. Need a read with larger print!

stewaroby Sep 16, 2014

Found on the bookshelf in a rented furnished flat this was a book I always meant to read and it did not disappoint.

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EmilyEm
Jun 14, 2011

The county of South Riding in Yorkshire is the beautifully rendered setting of a novel set in the mid 1930s?and written at that time?featuring a cast of memorable characters. At the center are two strong females, Sarah Burton and Mrs. Beddows. The men are no less vivid, but maybe more flawed. It's a book about hard times, change, expectations and passion?what else does a good book need!

I wanted to read this book after this spring's Masterpiece Classic 'South Riding' production. Some reviewers familiar with the book said the ending was rushed and many characters had back stories you just didn't get from the miniseries. All that is true, but not as much as I expected. It is worth the read, if only to re-visit a hauntingly beautiful place and these characters.

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EmilyEm
Jun 14, 2011

The county of South Riding in Yorkshire is the beautifully rendered setting of a novel set in the mid 1930s?and written at that time?featuring a cast of memorable characters. At the center are two strong females, Sarah Burton and Mrs. Beddows. The men are no less vivid, but maybe more flawed. It's a book about hard times, change, expectations and passion?what else does a good book need!

I wanted to read this book after this spring's Masterpiece Classic 'South Riding' production. Some reviewers familiar with the book said the ending was rushed and many characters had back stories you just didn't get from the miniseries. All that is true, but not as much as I expected. It is worth the read, if only to re-visit a hauntingly beautiful place and these characters.

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