Tagged with Winifred Holtby

Mandoa, Mandoa! by Winifred Holtby (1933)

Review by Judith W: Mandoa is a small African state rarely visited by westerners where the traditions remain undisturbed, until the Lord High Chamberlain, Safi Talal visits Addis Ababa where he discovers luxuries of the western world: baths, cocktail shakers, cars, cutlery and handkerchiefs. Back in England it is 1931. Maurice Durrant, a Director of … Continue reading

We’re in the Yorkshire Post!

Our Yorkshire Writers 1900-1950 event has inspired a splendid article about Willie Riley, Phyllis Bentley and Winifred Holtby: ‘Forgotten Pleasures’, Yorkshire Post, 12 October 2013. Stephen McClarence asks ‘is there such a thing as the great Yorkshire novel?’

The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby (1924)

With Winifred Holtby we return once more to the novelists of the 1900-1950 who have been found acceptable to the modern palate. The Crowded Street was among the first Virago reprints in 1981, and is now in print with Persephone. Review by George Simmers (see his blog Great War Books) Muriel, the heroine of this novel, … Continue reading