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Remember, Remember!

The Selected Stories of Winifred Holtby

By Winifred Holtby

  • Paperback
  • £15.00

* A delightful volume of short stories by Winifred Holtby, the much-loved Yorkshire writer

This selection of Winifred Holtby's short stories is drawn from her two published volumes, TRUTH IS NOT SOBER and PAVEMENTS OF ANDERBY, which were published posthumously by her two friends, Vera Brittain and Hilda Reid and have been collected here in one volume for the first time.
Brightly written, in an unselfconscious, matter-of-fact style, these stories are irreverent and entertaining, fulfilling what she saw as the short story's purpose in a reader's life:
'nice for chance guests - easy to pick up and more tantalising for one's bedside than a novel'.
Many of these stories are autobiographically based, and feature the Yorkshire farming community in Rudston where she was brought up. This was the setting for her most famous novel, SOUTH RIDING, also published posthumously. Some of the stories relate to the last years of her life when she was contending with the incessant headaches and nausea of Bright's disease.

Biographical Notes

Winifred Holtby (1898-1935) was born in Yorkshire. In the First World War she joined the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps and then went to Oxford where she became a great friend of Vera Brittain. SOUTH RIDING, her most famous novel, was published posthumously.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781860491641
  • Publication date: 05 Aug 1999
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Virago
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