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South Riding

South Riding

Author(s): Winifred Holtby

Location(s): Yorkshire

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 1930s



The story revolves about a headmistress who arrives to take over a girls high school in a depressed northern town in the nineteen thirties…

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Rich in humour and worldly insight… this panoramic story of local politics stands as testament not only to Holtby’s strong belief in public service, but her affection for the people and “rain-rinsed green” landscapes...

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