The Heyday in the Blood : No. 19-9781905762835

The Heyday in the Blood : No. 19

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Author: Goodwin, Geraint, Smith, Dai

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 24 October 2008 by PARTHIAN BOOKS in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Library of Wales' series.

Paperback | ill
138 x 305 x 22 | 274g

The village of Tanygraig on the Welsh-English border is the setting for this passionate novel of love and its consequences. Beti, the beautiful and wilful daughter of a pub landlord, is pursued by two men: Llew, her aggressive, red-haired cousin, and Evan, the dreamy miller and would-be poet. She has to make a choice but it's not her future alone that depends on her decision. She and Tanygraig are positioned precariously on borders of class, nation, language, and changing times. In this enduring novel by Geraint Goodwin, first published in 1936, Wales is associated with tradition and stability, England connotes modernity and movement. Beti is conscious of living at a temporal border: 'The old way of things was ending; she had come at the end of one age and the beginning of another. Wales would be the last to go - but it was going...'