South Riding (Paperback)
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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 06/01/2011
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The community of South Riding, like the rest of the country, lives in the long shadow of war. Blighted by recession and devastated by the loss, they must also come to terms with significant social change.Forward-thinking and ambitious, Sarah Burton is the embodiment of such change. After the death of her fiance, she returns home to Yorkshire focused on her career as headmistress of the local school. But not everyone can embrace the new social order. Robert Carne, a force of conservatism, stands firmly against Sarah. A tormented man, he carries a heavy burden that locks him in the past. As the villagers of South Riding adjust to Sarah's arrival and face the changing world, emotions run high, prejudices are challenged and community spirit is tested. Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House) and David Morrissey lead an outstanding cast in this rich and panoramic portrait of community in turmoil. Winifred Holtby's little-known and hard-to-find literary gem is a magnificent masterpiece, to be joyfully rediscovered by a whole new generation of readers.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781849902038
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 35 mm

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“South Riding”

Excellent and have book review tonight. So shd be good discussion. Expensive from shop but had to buy as needed at short notice cld uv jought so much cheaper online. Maybe review uour prices.

Paperback edition
21st October 2016
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Teresa Majury

“In With the New”

What a hidden treasure, well, hidden to me until the recent resurgence in interest in Winifred Holtby thanks to the excellent BBC dramatisation of this epic novel. It's been quite a while since I've read... More

Paperback edition
2nd March 2011
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“South Riding”

South Riding is a massive sprawling novel with a huge cast of characters. Some of these are well-developed and vividly portrayed, making them very memorable, but there are several side characters whose presence... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
13th October 2015
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