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    • South Riding

    • By: Winifred Holtby
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In this rich and memorable evocation of the fictional South Riding of Yorkshire are the lives, loves and sorrows of the central characters. There is Sarah Burton, fiery young headmistress; Robert Carne of Maythorpe Hall, a councillor tormented by his own disastrous marriage; Jo Astell, a socialist fighting poverty and his own illness; and Mrs Beddows, the first woman Alderman of the district (like Winifred's own mother).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth Revisiting

    • By Ilana on 11-04-12

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Stories of Dangerous Women

    • By: Edith Wharton, W. F. Harvey, E. F. Benson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    A gripping collection of classic stories in which the central figures are highly dangerous female characters - ranging from the creepy and unsettling to the utterly terrifying.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Almost half the book was one story

    • By Cest Moi on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $13.85

    • South Riding (Dramatised)

    • By: Winifred Holtby
    • Narrated by: Sarah Lancashire, Philip Glenister, Carole Boyd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In this rich and memorable evocation of the fictional South Riding of Yorkshire are the lives, loves and sorrows of the central characters. There is Sarah Burton, fiery young headmistress; Robert Carne of Maythorpe Hall, a councillor tormented by his own disastrous marriage; Jo Astell, a socialist fighting poverty and his own illness; and Mrs Beddows, the first woman Alderman of the district (like Winifred’s own mother).

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Very Best of Women's Short Stories

    • By: Kate Chopin, Katherine Mansfield, Winifred Holtby, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Topping
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A collection of short stories written by some of the greatest female writers of all time including Virginia Woolf, Kate Chopin, Katherine Mansfield, and Winifred Holtby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Virginia on 01-12-12

    Regular price: $10.65

    • South Riding

    • By: Winifred Holtby
    • Narrated by: Charles Laughton
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Charles Laughton presents the classic tale set in the fictional area of South Riding.

    Regular price: $7.47

    • The Crowded Street

    • By: Winifred Holtby
    • Narrated by: Claire Goose
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All 10 Episodes of the BBC Radio dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's novel about Muriel Hammond's journey to womanhood and independence in 1900s Yorkshire. Muriel lives a frustrated life. Constrained by the limits of Edwardian society, her options are limited. Either marry, or stay at home, confined to the small town in Yorkshire in which she was born. However, a friendship she creates and the eve of the First World War set to change her future, and her ambitions for good. Starring Claire Goose and Brigit Forsyth.  

    Regular price: $9.49

    • Remember, Remember

    • By: Winifred Holtby
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Irreverent and entertaining stories which Jameson describes as 'easy to pick up and more tantilising for one's bedside table than a novel'. This selection of Winifred Holtby's short stories is drawn from her two volumes, "Truth is not Sober" and "Pavements of Anderby", published two years after her death. The stories are irreverent and many are autobiographically based, focusing on the Yorkshire farming community.

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Why Herbert Killed His Mother

    • By: Winifred Holtby
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Winifred Holtby (1898-1935) was an English novelist, short story writer and journalist. 'Why Herbert Killed His Mother' is the story of a perfect baby who wins a beautiful baby contest and becomes a tiny celebrity, bringing fame and fortune to his family. When Herbert grows up, he spends most of his life trying to leave 'Baby Herbert' behind him...but his mother cannot quite relinquish the glory days when she was hailed as the perfect mother.

    Regular price: $4.13

    • Escape - Three and Sixpence

    • By: Winifred Holtby
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'Escape - Three and Sixpence' is a haunting short story which opens with a Yorkshire housewife putting her head into the gas oven to commit suicide to escape her unbearable life of drudgery. We are swept along with the thoughts and emotions which go through her mind...and the roller coaster of emotions as events unfold.

    Regular price: $3.27