Description - The Clear Stream by Marion Shaw
Winifred Holtby was a prolific journalist and writer whose most famous work "South Riding" is on many university courses. She was an active campaigner for several progressive causes during the inter-war period such as pacifism, feminism and most important to her, racial equality and harmony in South Africa, and was also the subject of Vera Britain's "Testament of Friendship". She was essentially a "woman in her time" and yet could also be seen as an index to many of the progressive movements which were around in the pre-war days and in this sense she was indeed a "clear stream". Written in an accessible style interspersed with research as well as warmth from one born in the same district as Winifred herself, this is a biography of a woman ahead of her time.
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(128mm x 199mm x 24mm)
Virago Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Marion Shaw
Marion Shaw is head of the English department at the University of Hull and she has written many literary criticism books on Tennyson. She lives in Kingston-on-Soar in Nottinghamshire.