A Welsh Childhood
In the Welsh landscape so eloquently evoked in these pages and so beautifully captured and displayed for us in Patrick Sutherland's stunning, artful gallery of black-and-white photographs that accompany and amplify the text - things gone and things still here exist under a spell which confuses our understanding of presence and absence; rocks and witches, hills and dwellings, mists and meadows animate the author's memories of hamlet and family, schoolroom and pub, with a supernatural loveliness everywhere evident and everywhere elusive. It is the loveliness of passing time itself, the natural force that, on the wings of human awareness, flies forever between this world and the next. Like all of Alice Thomas Ellis's writing, "A Welsh Childhood" is a rich and humorous, humane and inspiriting account of the rigors and rewards of finding a home, and keeping it as best one can.
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A Welsh ChildhoodUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
These two memoirs celebrate the magic of growing up in small villages in the British Isles during the 1930s and 1940s. For Walsh, it was a time of contentment in a closely knit Irish farming community ... Read full review
Review: A Welsh ChildhoodUser Review - Amy - Goodreads
I loved this book, and plan on reading all of Alice Thomas Ellis now. Here's a few samples: "I have absolutely no faith in history since my memory of my own is so vague, conflicting and confused. I ... Read full review