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South Riding by Winifred Holtby
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Feb 29, 2012

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Read from February 28 to 29, 2012

I enjoyed reading this book close on the heels of watching the miniseries on PBS. Not sure if I would have been as attracted to it without having those images in my head. Quite a faithful translation to the screen but it was interesting to get more subtleties re the relationships from the book. For example, the asymmetry of the Sarah - Carne relationship is represented accurately in the miniseries but much more richly in the prose. I also liked the author's world views, descriptions of people and interpersonal interactions ... it amazes me to feel such a resonance and communication with a woman writing (and dying!) in the 1930s.

I bought read and read as a Kindle eBook.

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