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Bidden To The Feast

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 6th 1979 by Macmillan (first published 1938)
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Oct 03, 2007 Velvetink rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone into history, Wales, gaelic, mining,
Shelves: fiction, read-2007
Everything (well nearly!) that you ever wanted to know about coal mining in the 1800's, & set in Wales with Gaelic language explanations. Jack Jones writes with sympathy, enthusiasm & sincerity & first hand knowledge his writing style reminds me somewhat of Grahame Green. Makes you wonder how miners survived in those days & considering the conditions were appalling the miners were incredibly stoic. Written in 1938.
Abe books have several used copies for sale.
A really lovely book, set in the vein of Richard Llewellyn's How green was my valley.
To be honest though to get the sayings and colloquialisms it is a better read if you are welsh.
Well worth reading.
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Jack Jones was a Welsh coal miner, socialist politician, novelist and playwright. He wrote mainly about life in the industrial Welsh Valleys.
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