This is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's classic novel of 1930s Yorkshire. It is the summer of 1932, and Sarah Burton embarks on a new beginning as the headmistress of Kiplington High School for girls. There she encounters unenthusiastic pupils, distant staff and a run-down building, but she is determined to inspire. When she organises her first community event, she begins to feel more at home. However, her next bright idea - taking the girls out on a snowy clifftop walk - gets her into trouble with local landowner and school governor Robert Carne. As Sarah learns more about Carne's troubled home life and his concern for his daughter Midge, she finds herself increasingly drawn to him. But she soon has more on her mind than romance, as she struggles to prevent bright but poor schoolgirl Lydia Holley from losing her scholarship...Starring Sarah Lancashire, Philip Glenister and Carole Boyd, this gripping adaptation memorably evokes the lives, loves and sorrows of the inhabitants of South Riding.
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When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First World War, the country is in depression and ideals are hard won. Lydia Holly, the scholarship girl from the shacks, is the most brilliant student Sarah has ever taught, but when her mother's health fails, her education must be sacrificed - there is nobody else to care for the children.
Robert Carne of Maythorpe Hall stands for everything Sarah despises: his family has farmed the South Riding for generations, their position uncontested. Yet Sarah cannot help being drawn to this proud, haunted - and almost ruined - man.
South Riding is a rich, panoramic novel, bringing vividly to life a rural community on the brink of change.Review:
a triumph of personality, a testament of its author's undaunted philosophy ( Vera Brittain)
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1966. Book Condition: Fair. New Impression. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Book has some water damage, but book is still completely readable. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87332339
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