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How Green Was My Valley
by Richard Llewellyn

Published: 1997-07-23
Paperback : 495 pages
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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 ...
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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.

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  "This book deserves a comeback"by ebach (see profile) 03/24/18

HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, first published in 1939, deserves a comeback. It is a wonderful novel that is almost forgotten nowadays as readers try to keep up with all the novels currently being... (read more)

 
by Karenbrowntx (see profile) 05/27/16

 
  "Classic Coming of Age novel"by Kerrinhp (see profile) 05/27/16

I wish the word "poignant" was one of the Bookmovement Choices when you pick the 3 words that describe a book. This is a classic coming of age novel that centers around a loving, hard working family.... (read more)

 
  "Pure Poetry"by gbuegge (see profile) 03/03/15

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I savored each word as I wound my way through the lives of these characters. The writing is almost lyrical. The author takes you on an epic journey through... (read more)

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