Our second title in the Virago Book Club is Winifred Holtby's wonderful classic, South Riding.
To introduce the book, here is Virago Modern Classics editor Donna Coonan:
'South Riding is a sweeping, panoramic novel of a rural Yorkshire town in the aftermath of the First World War. It is a wonderful, stirring novel, with a fantastic cast of characters. You can't help but care for their tragedies and triumphs. It is a novel written with humour, humanity and integrity. For as long as it takes you to read South Riding, you will be completely immersed in its world.
It is tragic that Winifred Holtby died six months before the publication of South Riding, the novel she is remembered for. Not only did it sell tremendously on first publication – 16,000 copies were sold within five days – it is it still, seventy-five years later, being read and enjoyed, and is now on our screens in Andrew Davies’ BBC dramatisation.'
And here's a video introduction for Book Club members:
The discussion area is now open on the forum, so if you've read or are reading the book, then join the conversation here.
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