South Riding by Winifred Holtby

Product details

·         Paperback: 518 pages

·         Publisher: Virago Press Ltd, this edition 2010. First Published 1936

·         ISBN-10: 0860689697

Following an interview for the position of head teacher, Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress of the local school. 

She is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. The character of Sarah is modern, a women before her time. 

However, Sarah herself, becomes inspired by brilliance exhibited by Lydia Holly, a local girl, known as “the scholarship girl from the shacks”
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