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The Voices of the Children
A delicate and heartfelt story of the golden, ephemeral, uncertain world of childhood, this novel—set in a rural mining village in South Wales in the years leading up to the Second World War—re-creates a magical but alive world that resonates with the real and imagined memories childhood.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Parthian Books
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George Ewart Evans was born in Abercynon, South Wales in 1909, and became a school teacher, settling Norfolk. It is in Norfolk that he began work on the volumes that would make his name: Ask The Fellows Who Cut The Hay, finally published in 1956, had a rocky road to publication, but once out there, its collection of oral history of Norfolk farmers became a bestseller. Evans produced more volumes, collecting more tales of vanished and vanishing ways of life; he became a documenter of the changing ...more
George Ewart Evans was born and raised in the mining community of Abercynon, Glamorganshire, Wales. He wrote a series of books examining the disappearing customs and portraying the way of life as it had been in rural Suffolk. "Ask the Fellows who Cut the Hay" is probably his best known book. The publication of his books gave him deserved recognition as a pioneering oral historian. He was also an a ...moreMore about George Ewart Evans...