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Fireside Tales

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Populated by a cast of beautiful women, over-zealous preachers, gullible simpletons and the occasional ghost, Daniel Owen's Fireside Tales appear here in English for the first time. This new collection of nineteen short stories showcases the trademark quick wit and good-natured satire for which the author's novels are admired. Often based on popular urban legends of the ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Lolfa (first published 1895)
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David Grieve
Mar 27, 2012 David Grieve rated it liked it
As usual with short story collections, a mixture of good and dull. Some of the characters are intriguing but the stories are so short you don't really get enough of them.
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Owen was born in Mold, Flintshire, into a working class family, his father, Robert Owen, being a coalminer. His father and two brothers, James and Robert, were killed on 10 May 1837 in a mining accident when the Argoed mine became flooded. The loss impacted heavily on the family who remained in poverty. Owen received no formal education, but he acknowledged his debt to his Sunday school.

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