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Miss Moffat, an English spinster, settles in a Welsh mining village where she starts a school for the boys of the neighborhood. Morgan Evans shows promise and Miss Moffat determines to do everything possible for him. Against the prejudice of local folk and the wealthy squire, she manages to make good, and in Morgan she finds a young man who will go far. She at last persuad ...more
Paperback, 89 pages
Published January 28th 1998 by Ingram (first published 1941)
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Scene: Glansarno, a small village in a remote Welsh countryside.
Time: a period of three years in the latter part of the 19th century.

Teacher Miss Moffat is determined to win local miners over to her English ways in this semi-autobiographical work by Emlyn Williams.

Cast - Miss Moffat: Gladys Young. Morgan Evans: Richard Burton. Welsh folk songs sung by boys from Aberdare County School.

Adapted for broadcasting by T Rowland Hughes. Produced by PH Burton.

First broadcast on Sa
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Maia
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Read this book for a British lit course
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BBC radio 4 extra celebrates the life and work of Richard Burton

Scene: Glansarno, a small village in a remote Welsh countryside.
Time: a period of three years in the latter part of the 19th century.

Teacher Miss Moffat is determined to win local miners over to her English ways in this semi-autobiographical work by Emlyn Williams.

Cast - Miss Moffat: Gladys Young. Morgan Evans: Richard Burton. Welsh folk songs sung by boys from Aberdare County School.

Adapted for broadcasting by T Rowland Hughes. Pr
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Delightful and charming...
A play which illustrates that lessons are learned from books...and from life.....
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The Corn is Green is a wonderful play addressing teaching in a Welsh coal mining village at the turn of the 20th century.
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Inspiring story of a poor Welsh orphan boy genius miner who makes it to Oxford University with the help of a spinster schoolmistress.
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Born George Emlyn Williams in Pen-y-Ffordd, Mostyn, Flintshire in northeast Wales on November 1905, he lived in a rural village in which Welsh was spoken until he was 12 years old, when his family moved to an English-speaking town, Connah's Quay. It changed the course of his life as it was there that the teacher Sarah Grace Cooke, recognizing his literary talent, encouraged him and helped him win ...more