08-29-2011 05:09 PM
Winifred Holtby's South Riding has been on the long-list for this group for many years. However, the book was out-of-print stateside making it hard to find. Apparently, the secret to getting re-printed lies in getting the BBC to adapt the novel for a mini-series. South Riding was reprinted this year and our group members happily voted for it - 1930s England here we come.
Week 1, September 5 - 11: Books I and II
Week 2, September 12 - 18: Books III and Books IV
Week 3, September 19 - 25: Books V and VI
Week 4, September 26 - October 2: Books VII, VIII, Epilogue and the Novel as a Whole
The mini-series was released on DVD and is now available - I have it in my Netflix queue and can't wait to see my favorite Anna Maxwell Martin
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
08-30-2011 01:25 PM
I just discovered that SR has been translated in French in 1946, there are still second hand hardback copies available on the net. French Critics have compared the book to Middlemarch or North and South...
Therefore I have just ordered a paperback copy in English from England at a price of 1$ + postage costs!
It does sound worth reading.
09-07-2011 01:52 PM
I just ordered the book. I haven't joined in a discussion in a long time but things are settling down here. I have the miniseries saved on my DVR. Will begin to watch this weekend.
simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought