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By Christine Purkis -
Set in the late 1700s in England, this is the story of a girl who goes from nothing to… well, nothing. Aggie, or ...Read Review
By Jane Blank -
A companion to Blank’s The Shadow of Nanteos (2015), set in 1750s Cardiganshire, this novel tells the story not only of Thomas and ...Read Review
By Mary Griese -
Set in 1960s and 1970s Cwmgwrach (‘Valley of the Witch’), near Port Talbot in Wales, Griese’s novel details the coming of age ...Read Review
By Rob Gittins -
Set in a mining town in the Welsh Valleys, this dual-narrative novel centres around an Italian café, “Carini’s”. One strand is the ...Read Review
By Christine Purkis -
In 1850s Wales, orphaned Jane Evans’ life is hard, looking after five brothers and the farm animals. Her consolations are her Bible and ...Read Review
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