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South Riding

ISBN-10: 0860689697

ISBN-13: 9780860689690

Edition: 1988

Authors: Winifred Holtby, Shirley Williams, Marion Shaw

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Both the story of enterprising headmistress Sarah Burton and a portrait of a whole community, the lives, loves and sorrows of South Riding in Yorkshire are explored in this novel.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Limited
Publication date: 4/12/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.72" long x 1.42" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Winifred Holtby was born in 1898, the daughter of David Holtby, a prosperous Yorkshire farmer, and Alice Holtby, the first alderwoman in Yorkshire. Educated at home by a governess and then at a boarding school, Holtby passed the entrance exam for Somerville College but left in early 1918 to join the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps . After the war she returned to Somerville College where she met Vera Brittain and the two became life-long friends. They graduated together in 1921 and moved to London where they hoped to establish themselves as writers. But where Vera's first two novels, The Dark Tide (1923) and Not Without Honour (1925) met with little success, Winifred had much more of an impact with Anderby Wold (1923), The Crowded Street (1924) and The Land of Green Ginger (1927). Holtby was diagnosed with Bright's Disease (sclerosis of the kidneys) in 1932, and was told she would only have two or three years to live. Determined to get as much work done as possible before the disease took its inevitable toll she put all her energy into what became her most important book, South Riding. Winifred Holtby died on 29th September 1935. South Riding was published the following year and was highly praised by the critics.

Prefers
Introduction
Prefatory Letter to
Winifred Holtby's map of South Riding
Prologue in a Press Gallery
Education
Lord Sedgmire's Granddaughter Awaits an Alderman
Kiplington Governors Appoint a New Head Mistress
Mr. Holly Blows Out a Candle
Alderman Mrs. Beddows Considers Heredity
Miss Burton Surveys a Battlefield
Alderman Snaith Contemplates a Wilderness
Madame Hubbard Has Highly Talented Pupils
Highways and Bridges
Councillor Carne Misses a Sub-Committee
Councillor Huggins Incurs an Obligation
Tom Sawdon Decides to Buy a Dog
Sarah Acquires an Ally, and Came an Enemy
Lydia Holly Goes Home
Two Antagonists Meet
Agriculture and Small-Holdings
The Cold Harbour Colonists State a Case
Alderman Shaith is Very Fond of Cats
Mr. Castle Counsels Caution
Mr. Barnabas Holly Toasts Heredity
Miss Sigglesthwaite Sees the Lambs of God
Two Antagonists Meet Again
Public Health
Mrs. Holly Fails Her family
Teacher and Alderman Do Not Sec Eye to Eye
Councillor Huggins Secures the Floodlighting of the Hospital
Midge Enjoys the Measles
Lily Sawdon Propitiates a God
The Hubbards' Only Object is Philamhiopy
Public Assistance
Nancy Mitchell Keeps Her Diffnity
Mrs. Beddows Has Three Men to Think of
Sarah Looks Out of a Window
Nymphs and Shepherds, Come Away
Came Visits Two Ideal Homes
Mr. Mitichell Faces an Inquisition
Mental Deficiency
Temporary Insanity is Acknowledged at the Nag's Head
Midge Provokes Hysteria
Mr. Huggins Tastes the Madness of Victory
Mrs. Beddows Pays a Statutory Visit
Nat Brimsley Does Not Like Rabbit Pie
Two in a Hotel are Temporarily Insane
Finance
Mrs. Beddows Receives a Christmas Present
Mrs. Holly Brings Home a Christmas Present
Councillor Huggins Prepares for an Election
A Procession Passes Through Maythorpe Village
The Head Mistress Introduces a Governor
Carne Rides South
Housing and Town Planning
Astell and Snaith Plan a New Jerusalem
Three Revellers Have a Night Out
Councillor Huggins Vindicates Morality
Midge Decides to Go Home
The Hollys Go Picnicking
Mrs. Beddow Sends Sarah About Her Business
Epilogue at a Silver Jubilee
Ave Atque Vale: An Epitaph by Vera Brittain