How Green Was My Valley

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How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley

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They must think ahead to the outgrown shoes, the empty stomachs, the prescriptions needed when a child is ill.

Well, I'm rather disappointed with this apparent 'classic' as quite honestly it was such a slog to get through. Merddyn Gruffydd, the preacher who is loved by Angharad, helps Huw recover from his illness, and is supportive of the Morgans.The point of view is that of Huw, beginning when he is just 6 years old and going all the way to his middle age. How Green Was My Valley" comes with its brutalities where things that were not so "green" shine through the surface, but most of all it comes with a view on life which I think most of us share: a view of nostalgia and fondness. Dada is the undisputed figure of silent authority in the family who did not hide his fondness for his wife and children, especially Huw.

Page 249, "If there shall come a time when you leave this house without a proper something to eat," said my mother, "look for me on the floor.There are some aspects that may stand out to modern day readers be it the strongly patriarchal sentiment expressed at one point or more seriously, the incident of vigilante justice of a sort, but these are things that I think are to be seen in light of time and context. After everyone Huw has known either dies or moves away, and the town is reduced to a contaminated shell, he decides to leave, and tells the story of his life just before going away.

Mining is a way of life here, and there is pride in the skill of the work and in the role Wales plays in Britain's growing power. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. When a hard line is drawn and stubbornly kept to, business owners pay with reduced profit margin, workers pay with hungry children.Protagonists who assume new identities, often because they are transplanted into foreign cultures, are a recurring element in Llewellyn's novels, including a spy adventure that extends through several volumes. Favorite Quote: The man is made of stone who will see a woman in her tears and keep voice and hands to himself. Due to a tragic accident in the pit, Bronwen became a widow with 2 small children and Mama suggested that Huw moved in with Bronwen and helped support her and the kids financially. And there are of course beautiful descriptions and all done in a Welsh way of speaking which is done beautifully and not clumsily, feels authentic and was probably quite surprising at the time. In one dramatic chapter, this change is symbolised in the crime that shook the town and the village over the mountain.

It’s a bit grim in places but I coped with it and I’m not good with resilient reading for the sake of it!

They should have known better than anyone that love would have made Angharard far, far more happier than marrying someone rich. This novel was wonderfully written with beautiful passages on life as well as note-worthy anecdotes on Huw's childhood and amazing family. It revolves around a family and their lives in all their complexity and their amazing simplicity, set in a Welsh coal mining village (which was a unusual setting for me).



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