Archives by Tag '1920′s'

Review: ‘Anderby Wold’ by Winifred Holtby

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Monday, January 9, 2012

When I was sent a copy of the beautiful new edition of South Riding by Virago at the beginning of 2011 and was introduced to the writing of Winifred Holtby, it didn’t take me long to fall in love.  I was fascinated by the dextrous way she handled such a large cast of characters, making all [...]

Review: ‘The House in Dormer Forest’ by Mary Webb

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Monday, October 24, 2011

When by Mary Webb came up as May’s TBR Lucky Dip book, I was pleased for two main reasons.  Firstly, it’s a Virago Modern Classic, which meant I could add another one to the ‘Read’ shelf on LibraryThing and not feel quite so bad about the large number still sitting glumly on the ‘To Read’ [...]

Review: ‘The Age of Innocence’ by Edith Wharton

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Title: The Age of Innocence Author: Edith Wharton Published: Virago, 1994, pp. 303 Genre: Modern classic Blurb:In the conformist, closed world of upper-class New York, Newland Archer anticipates his marriage to May Welland, a young girl “who knew nothing and expected everything”.  Into this ordered arrangement bursts May’s cousin Ellen, the mysterious and exotic Countess [...]