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Winifred Holtby as I knew her

Evelyne Whyte

Winifred Holtby as I knew her

a study of the author and her works.

by Evelyne Whyte

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Published by Collins in London .
Written in English

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  • Holtby, Winifred, -- 1898-1935.

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    Open LibraryOL18205284M

    Winifred Holtby, who had met my mother, Vera Brittain, in the autumn of , when both were students at Somerville College, Oxford, was, like her, a writer. Determined to get as much work done as possible before the disease took its inevitable toll she put all her energy into what became her most important book, South Riding. Winifred Holtby died on 29th September South Riding was published the following year and was highly praised by the critics/5().

      Her second testament book, Testament of Friendship, was about her friendship with Winifred Holtby. Both Winifred and Vera had sheltered upbringings that were destabilised by World War 1. They both served, Vera as a nurse, and Winifred in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps. They both went to Oxford University, where they met. I finished this book a few months ago and found it wasn't as intense as Testament of Youth, the powerful memoir of Brittain's experience during ship does not compare to d, I was left smiling and coveting that Holtby left such an impression on Brittain, inspiring her to write and paint a most beautiful picture of their relationship.

    Selected Letters of Winifred Holtby and Vera Brittain () by Winifred Holtby: Singled Out by Virginia Nicholson: Testament of a Generation: The Journalism of Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby by Vera Brittain: Winifred Holtby as I Knew Her by Evelyne White. Winifred Holtby Academy (previously Bransholme High School, Winifred Holtby School, Winifred Holtby Technology College) is a coeducational secondary school located in the Bransholme area of Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, school is named after Winifred Holtby, a novelist and journalist who is best known for her novel South authority: Hull City Council.


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Winifred Holtby as I knew her by Evelyne Whyte Download PDF EPUB FB2

Winifred Holtby as I knew her; a study of the author and her works by White, EvelynePages: Winifred Holtby, a prolific journalist in her day, is the Testament of Friendship: The Story of Winifred Holtby was written in and first published in In this recently Virago reprint, Vera Brittain ‘tells the story of the woman who helped her survive the aftermath of that war’.4/5.

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: White, Evelyne. Winifred Holtby as I knew her. London: Collins, []. Influenced throughout her life by the landscape and traditions of her youth, her novels, short stories and journalism often evoked the people and culture of the Yorkshire Wolds.

In her short story, The Legend of Rudston, Holtby has a sexton explain a local legend – that the devil threw the churchyard monolith to halt the building of All.

Winifred Holtby () Novelist, journalist, pacifist, and feminist, whose best-known novel South Riding () won posthumously the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. It was partly based on Holtby's experiences as a teacher and her childhood memories and experiences in the East Riding. Winifred Holtby came from Yorkshire and knew something of women’s lives.

She was also a pacifist, conscious of the damage done by the Great War on the men who fought and the society they defended. I reacquainted myself with her through her poems, which I mentioned in a recent post about women poets of the First World War.

The effects of the war echo through this book, in Teddy’s illness, in the Paul. 'W hat I remember above all about Winifred Holtby is her radiance. She was a ray of sunshine in the intense and preoccupied atmosphere of home life in my early years.". The politician Shirley Williams was just five years old when the woman she had come to look on as an adoptive aunt died in the autumn of Poor Caroline.

Winifred Holtby affectionately observes the foibles of human nature in this sparkling satire, first published in and Clifton Johnson, a seedy American scenario writer on the make/5. Holtby, was a close friend of Vera Brittain who wrote "Testament of Youth", the moving memoir of coming of age during the losses of World War I, and Brittain saw the book to publication after her friend's death.

Winifred Holtby was an ardent feminist and the book deals with many issues facing Depression England.4/5(). At school Margaret did come across Winifred Holtby and J B Priestley who both reflected a Yorkshire she recognised.

I think the two of them were sort of life as I knew it in Yorkshire at that time. A gritty existence, I think, true to life, realists. Throughout the description of life in small-town ‘Marshington’, Winifred Holtby expressed her conviction that young women should be allowed to live away from home, to work, to develop as personalities away from their families, to shake off the ties that many mothers seemed to think it was their prerogative to impose on their daughters.

As Winifred Holtby was a feminist and political activist, she would not have been seen as a conventional s woman and I’m sure this book would have been partly autobiographical, highlighting the difficulties of breaking away from the expectations of the time.

Winifred Holtby – Born into a prosperous Yorkshire family, Winifred Holtby was a successful journalist and the author of six novels and two collections of short stories. She also wrote a critical memoir of Virginia Woolf. In she went to Oxford where she met her great friend Vera Brittain.

Since we began asking for recommendations of literary friends for Something Rhymed, one pair has dominated the replies: Vera Brittain, who penned the classic First World War memoir Testament of Youth and Winifred Holtby, the author of South Riding.

Both committed feminists, pacifists and. The community of South Riding, like the rest of the country, lives in the long shadow of war. Blighted by recession and devastated by the loss, they must also come to terms with significant social d-thinking and ambitious, Sarah Burton is the embodiment of such change.

After the death of her fiancé, she returns home to Yorkshire focused on her career as headmistress of the local 4/5(15). Looking for books by Winifred Holtby.

See all books authored by Winifred Holtby, including South Riding, and Anderby Wold, and more on   Winifred Holtby's last and perhaps greatest work was published after her death at the age of This novel is a tribute to the land and to the people of East Yorkshire, Holtby's native place.(There is no South Riding in Yorkshire) This is her version Cited by: 8.

Little, Brown Book Group, - Fiction - pages. 15 Reviews. 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 4/5(15). Holtby's posthumous reputation was solidified by Vera Brittain's biography "Testament of Friendship" (), and in the early s all of Holtby's novels and a collection of her journalism were reprinted by Virago Press.

From toEngland's Royal Society of Literature awarded the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize for "Best Regional Novel."Memorial ID: View Source. Winifred Holtby (), born at Rudston, Yorkshire, was a journalist, critic, feminist, pacifist and author of six novels, South Riding (), winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, is 'a triumph of personality, a testament to its author's undaunted philosophy."%(35).

Winifred Holtby’s witty and compassionate novel was first published inand offers a refreshing contemporary portrait of the domestic effects of the First World War.

Praise for Winifred Holtby ‘Amazingly rich and complex we meet every kind of human being. Courage and vitality blow like a high wind through her story.’.There are actually better books about Virginia Woolf than this, but Winifred Holtby is a good writer and the book is interesting.

Holtby herself had a very short but interesting life, and is best known for her novel South Riding/5(3).Winifred Holtby (23 June – 29 September ) was an English novelist and journalist, now best known for her novel South Riding, which was posthumously published in Biography.

Holtby was born to a prosperous farming family in the village of Rudston, father was David Holtby and her mother, Alice, was afterwards the first alderwoman on the East Riding County Council.