A questioning spirit in the 1930s
Posted: 15 Dec 2011 @ 00:00
From Elaine Ewart
Sir, — Far from being “clunkingly anachronistic”, as the Revd Dr Edward Dowler states (Books, 9 December), the Yorkshire headmistress Sarah Burton’s command to “always question authority”, in Andrew Davies’s adaptation of South Riding, is in fact true to the text of Winifred Holtby’s original novel, first published in 1936.
In the novel (I have not seen the ...
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