The Island of Apples
First published in 1965, The Island of Apples is a brilliant account of a pre-adolescent boy’s romantic imagination and dangerous enthrallment, set vividly in industrial south Wales and rural Carmarthenshire in the early twentieth century. In the novel, the life of Dewi Davies is suddenly altered by the appearance of a stranger in his valley town, a youth from a seemingly...more
Described as intelligent, brave and most of all, beautiful by Dewi, the boy gets lost in what may be a fabricated reality of the Welsh valleys, one of suspicion and death. We're left pondering whether entire events in the novel ev ...more
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 ...more