The Small Mine

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Honno Welsh Women's Press, 2010 - Coal mine accidents - 156 pages
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One of the few novels to merge from, and concern itself with, the industrial communities of the South Wales valleys. Here the lives of the mining community and its women are vividly portrayed as they struggle to come to terms with the death of a young miner, a loss which is unhappily a common occurence. Yet for all its tragic subject matter, Gallie's tale also conveys the warmth and gusto of the community's life by means of a witty use of language in a style that has often been favourably compared to that of Gwyn Thomas.

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When the coal mines were nationalised in Britain in 1947, a number of smaller mines employing less that 50 men were still left in private hands. By 1961, most of the men in the fictional South Wales ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Menna Gallie grew up in a South Wales mining village in the 1920s, and became an English teacheras well as the author of six critically acclaimed novels.

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