Book review: South Riding

We publish this, so that might make me biased. But I really enjoyed this! It didn’t sound that promising – the trials and tribulations of the South Riding council as they appoint a new headteacher – but it was really wonderful. Possibly a TAD over patriotic (it was written in the 1930s), but wonderfully written characters and a really engrossing ‘Sunday night costume drama’ appeal. I’m not surprised that the editors have chosen to put a Sarah Waters quote on the front – it has a very similar feel to The Night Watch (minus the lesbians) and you could almost feel as though it was written recently, rather than 80 years ago! I highly recommend and cannot wait for the TV!

South Riding

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