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Shirley Williams
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Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it 11 months ago
I did struggle with this book at the beginning. There were too many characters, and I do maintain that Winifred Holtby spent far too much time on people who were not Sarah Burton, Emma Beddows or Robert Carne, most particularly Reverend Huggins, about whose hypocrisy I simply could not care, and the...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 3 years ago
I decided to tackle a rather formidable bit of fiction pretty much on a whim in the form of South Riding by Winifred Holtby. It took me much longer to read than I had anticipated but that's just a good lesson that sometimes you need to take your time with a book. :-) Apparently this book is a litera...
Merle rated it 6 years ago
I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is the best classic novel you’ve never heard of. Correct me if I’m wrong. This book is set in the early 1930s in the fictional South Riding of Yorkshire. It’s an ensemble piece, structured around the activities of local government and the ways they inters...
daisyq rated it 7 years ago
3.5 really, I have quite mixed opinions. Sarah Burton is an interesting and very strong character, especially given when this is set and was written. I enjoyed reading about her a lot.There were some stunning bits of writing with great character insight, into Sarah and some of the vignettes featurin...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
The TV thing will do for now...:O))In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding.
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