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Books by Winifred Holtby

Winifred Holtby was born in 1898, the daughter of David Holtby, a prosperous Yorkshire farmer, and Alice Holtby, the first alderwoman in Yorkshire. Educated at home by a governess and then at a boarding school, Holtby passed the entrance exam for Somerville College but left in early 1918 to join the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps . After the war she returned to Somerville College where she met Vera Brittain and the two became life-long friends. They graduated together in 1921 and moved to London where they hoped to establish themselves as writers. But where Vera's first two novels, The Dark Tide (1923) and Not Without Honour (1925) met with little success, Winifred had much more of an impact with Anderby Wold (1923), The Crowded Street (1924) and The Land of Green Ginger (1927).

Holtby was diagnosed with Bright's Disease (sclerosis of the kidneys) in 1932, and was told she would only have two or three years to live. 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 1935. South Riding was published the following year and was highly praised by the critics.

Anderby Wold By Winifred Holtby
Anderby Woldby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£3.50
South Riding By Winifred Holtby
South Ridingby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£3.50
The Land Of Green Ginger By Winifred Holtby
The Land Of Green Gingerby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£4.80
The Crowded Street By Winifred Holtby
The Crowded Streetby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£10.99
Remember, Remember! By Winifred Holtby
Remember, Remember!by Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£5.80
Poor Caroline By Winifred Holtby
Poor Carolineby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£6.90
South Riding By Winifred Holtby
South Ridingby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£4.30
The Crowded Street By Winifred Holtby
The Crowded Streetby Winifred Holtby
Like New
£16.00
Mandoa, Mandoa! By Winifred Holtby
Mandoa, Mandoa!by Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£5.30
South Riding By Winifred Holtby
South Ridingby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£3.50
Anderby Wold By Winifred Holtby
Anderby Woldby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£3.50
South Riding By Winifred Holtby
South Ridingby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£9.00
Crowded Street By Winifred Holtby
Crowded Streetby Winifred Holtby
Well Read
£3.49
The Land of Green Ginger By Winifred Holtby
The Land of Green Gingerby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£3.50
South Riding By Winifred Holtby
South Ridingby Winifred Holtby
Very Good
£16.50
South Riding By Winifred Holtby
South Ridingby Winifred Holtby
Good
£3.50