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National Provincial

National Provincial None

  • Title: National Provincial
  • Author: Lettice Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780575000315
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Hardcover
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      Published :2018-07-21T23:11:03+00:00

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    1. In the late 1930s, Mary Welburn is forced to interrupt her successful London career to return her hometown in the industrial north of England and take care of her mother when her sister marries; soon she and a cast of sharply observed characters are caught up in a provincial political struggle with national implications. National Provincial has echoes both of Winifred Holtby's South Riding (protagonist returns to provincial town of origin) and of Cooper's own The New House (protagonist is expect [...]

    2. This book was made for me. Part of a favorite, (sadly small) genre of 1930s class struggle in Northern English towns (see also South Riding and I'm Not Complaining). Interesting, sympathetically-presented characters, high-quality, unsentimental writing, and an political analysis of its own time that seemed to be written with 40 years hindsight. Only criticism is that the main-ish character, Mary, could have had a longer, more flushed out story, instead of being given basically equal time to a do [...]

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