How Green Was My Valley
How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley.... show more
How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. Drawn simply and lovingly, with a crisp Welsh humor, Llewellyn's characters fight, love, laugh and cry, creating an indelible portrait of a people.
Publish date: July 23rd 1997
Pages no: 495
Edition language: English
A beautiful story set in a small Welsh town. It was one of the best books that I've come across in many ages. Beautifully described, its surely going to take your breath away. Usage of too many poetic phrases, will surely make you fall in love with the book from the first page itself. And I so want ...
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Kind of a downer. Labor and environmental issues and patriarchal society, and I felt like there were a lot of unresolved issues at the end, considering the narrator was looking back from 30 years or more on. Glad I read it, but I need something a little lighter now, I think.
This was just an okay read for me. The whole Elvis impersonator thing just did nothing for me as I don't understand people who do that or people who seem to think those people are the real thing. On to something better!
A beautifully written book. The language so well creates a time and space depicting Wales, coal mining of days passed, union struggles and both the wonders and hardships of the land. You grow to love the people. When the book is over you are so sad, but also happy to have met these wonderful people ...