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A Toy Epic

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A challenging novel of childhood and of Wales in the 1930s. First published in 1958, now viewed as a classic of Welsh literature. This new edition is introduced by M. Wynn Thomas and includes an afterword and a fragment from an earlier version of the novel.
Paperback, 210 pages
Published May 1st 1990 by Seren
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Nikki
I thought A Toy Epic would be quite difficult to read. There are three narrators, and nothing apparently marking them out as separate. It's easier than it looks, though, because each section starts with some mention of their names, and as you get into it you learn their distinct voices. It's a very Welsh book: one main character is a Welsh nationalist, the other wants to become a priest, the third doesn't know what he wants to be at all... The first two, especially, are pretty emblematic of Wels ...more
Sue Howell
Thoroughly enjoyed the style and structure of this book. Cleverly written and the content realistic.
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