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The Valley, the City, the Village

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A rich depiction of the conflicting cultural, social, and political values in Wales in the 1900s, this powerful and exceptional narrative follows Trystan Morgan as he comes of age. An artist at heart, Trystan abandons his dreams of painting the Welsh countryside to instead fulfill a pledge to his grandmother to attend university and become a preacher. Initially revolted ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Parthian Books (first published January 7th 2001)
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Opening: Rosser's Row, to which my grandmother and my Uncle Hughie had brought me to live, was a collier's terrace, standing on the bank of the black river oiling down the cwm.

Withdawn from Knowsley Library Service. LARGE PRINT edition

Pockets of beautiful word-painting, however not much else of interest here.
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Glyn Jones was a Welsh novelist, poet and literary historian. Jones is an important figure in the "Welsh writing in English" literary movement.

Jones was a prolific poet, publishing many collections throughout his life. He also wrote three novels during his career: The Valley, The City, The Village (1956), The Learning Lark (1960), and The Island of Apples (1965).

He served as both Chairman and Pre
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