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read South Riding mobi ¹ Paperback ¶ gwairsoft ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ South Riding By Winifred Holtby – Gwairsoft.co.uk This is Winifred Holtby's greatest novel A rich evocation which explores the lives and relationships of the characters of South Riding Sarah Burton the fiery young headmistress of the local girls' Cal Sarah Burton falls in love Showing how public decisions can mould the individual and strongly echoing Middlemarch South Riding offers a panoramic and unforgettable view of Yorkshire lif Fantastic saga set in 1930s YorkshireThe book is chockful of political and social drama with truly memorable charactersLike the important women in the book Sarah Burton the Headmistress; and Mrs Beddows the Alderman I was obsessed with Robert Carne Symbol of a previous age so noble and tragicThe entire book rang true even if it did describe a world unfamiliar to meI would happily read it again Like all of the great novels there is so much in it; one could hardly grasp it all on an initial reading

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Girls' school Mrs Beddows the district's first alderwomen based on Holtby's own mother and Robert Carne the conservative gentleman farmer locked in a disastrous marriage with whom the radi Absolutely adored enjoyed and loved this book If you enjoy sweeping English novels with a pastoral setting and social commentary this book is definitely for you Much like Middlemarch by George Eliot and The Warden by Anthony Trollope Which commentate on social institutions such as church and small town government I would argue South Riding falls into the same categoryRichly written with characters that come to life this book although a little slow at times has uickly become a favorite of mineI especially am intrigued by the personal life of the author A note on the author reveals that Winifred Holtby led a short life and passed away one year before the publication of South Riding Her good friend Vera Brittain whom she met in college wrote about their close friendship in her book Testament of Friendship 1940 Having researched a bit about Holtby and Brittain'a lives especially during the First World War South Riding its themes in particular those towards the end of the book became even meaningful and deep to me This is one book that I believe regardless of the number of re reads will continue to reveal rich new layers and meaning for the reader

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South RidingThis is Winifred Holtby's greatest novel A rich evocation which explores the lives and relationships of the characters of South Riding Sarah Burton the fiery young headmistress of the local Describing a book as the great novel of 1930s English local government and regional newspapers is not the most ringing of endorsements Another way to approach this mosaic novel is to with slight misdirection describe it as another modern Jane Eyre or properly speaking Holtby plays with some tropes of Romantic fiction and it occurred to me particularly given my vast rich knowledge of romantic fiction that the trail ran uickly to Miss Eyre and her not so demonic lover Mr RochesterIn place of Eyre and Rochester we have Miss Sarah Burton MA the tall dark and handsome presumably with his own teethview spoiler having your own teeth is important just try to imagine the story of little red riding hood with false teethview spoiler 'why Granma what big teeth you have' 'All the better to take them out to clean them at night my dear' hide spoiler