Nineteen BookBrowse members reviewed this book, with sixteen rating it a 4 or 5 out of 5
stars. This is what they say ....
A story of long hidden secrets and enlightening revelations, this novel by a
sixty-two-year-old former librarian is a stunning debut (Alan K & Beverly B) .
At first I thought it was going to be a sweet "feel good"
book about village life, but the plot and character development make it much
more (Margaret R) -
it is a winding mystery, wrapped in unusual neighbors
and families who love each other 'warts and all,' told with delicious narrative
and down-to-earth humor (Marge B).
In the beginning I felt it was difficult to put my finger on the time and
setting (a small village in 1950s Wales), but I was gradually drawn in by the
main character and the story. Once I fell into the rhythm of the...
Beyond the Book
The Language of Wales
Wales, located on the south-west peninsula of Great Britain (the main island of
the United Kingdom)
is one of the four constituent nations of the UK, the others are England,
Northern Ireland and Scotland (map). Its population is about 3 million (5% of the UK).
For more about the history of Wales, see the sidebar to
The Welsh Girl
The traditional language of Wales, usually known as Welsh, is properly referred
to as Cymraeg (pronounced approximately 'cumraig') - as 'welsh' comes from a
Germanic word denoting foreigner or stranger. Welsh is a branch of Celtic
which, like Scottish and Irish, traces its roots to the tribal societies of Iron
Age Europe. Like its other Celtic cousins, it is a language struggling to...