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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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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021