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Winifred Holtby
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Born in Rudston, East Yorkshire
Born on 23rd of June 1898
Died on 29th of September 1935

Winifred Holtby was a prolific writer on many topics, and a noted journalist of her time, contributing to The Manchester Guardian and to the feminist publication Time and Tide of which she was a director, among many others. Her most famous book is the frequently-filmed novel South Riding, edited by her great friend Vera Brittain and published after Holtby’s tragically early death from Bright’s disease.

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