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Summary How Green Was My Valley

E home forever he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered when coal dust had not yet blackened the vall. Richard Llewellen s writing is akin to Welsh singing so beautiful it takes your breath away In the beginning it seems like it will bog down in talk of forming a union but read on Although important to carry the story it never does get tedious with that This story is written so beautifully it has a lilt and cadence that will lift you up Examples Page 88 O blackberry tart with berries as big as your thumb purple and black and thick with juice and a crust to endear them that will go to cream in your mouth and both passing down with such a taste that will make you close your eyes and wish you might live for ever in the wideness of that rich moment Page 159 There is beautiful to watch a mountain sleeping and other mountains in the other valleys rising up like bits of blue velvet to make you feel you could cut a piece and wear it for a coat to dance in ab

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How Green Was My Valley

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 leav. This is a very hard book to rate I m going with three and a half stars with caveats for some readers Parts of it were five star brilliant The rhythm and pattern of Welsh speech conversation and story telling is rendered into English with a deft and often humorous touch The descriptions of Wales and the countryside were exuisite and the sense of place and time so intense and immediate that I was often completely transported The best parts are in the first half of the book as a man looks back at his childhood in a once green valleyI will say it was lovely because it was so green and fresh and clean with wind from off the fields and dews from the mountain The river was not very widebut so clear that you would see every inch of rock through the bubbling water and so full of fish that nobody thought of using a rod My father taught me to tickle trout up o

Richard Llewellyn ¾ 9 review

Ey Drawn simply and lovingly with a crisp Welsh humor Llewellyn's characters fight love laugh and cry creating an indelible portrait of a peop. Arguably the finest book I have ever readLlewellyn s novel of a young boy growing up in Welsh coal mining country at the turn of the 20th Century is so realistic it was believed for years to be autobiographical a myth Llewellyn himself did not discourage The prose is so lyrical I found myself reading it aloud to my dogs who are used to my declamations often in dialect Fortunately I do not do Welsh so they only had to hear me speak Educated North American If you have not read this treasure do so with all haste


10 thoughts on “How Green Was My Valley

  1. says:

    This will be a review that I will no doubt edit and add to a lotThis is easily my most favorite and special book It's something so beautiful that my heart aches to dwell on it It aches because I long to be apart of something so perfect and wish for such beauty in everything I experience I feel I belong in that small Welsh mining town that I should be spending all of my time supporting my family and town singing with frie

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    This is a very hard book to rate I'm going with three and a half stars with caveats for some readers Parts of it were five star brilliant The rhythm and pattern of Welsh speech conversation and story telling is rendered into English with a deft and often humorous touch The descriptions of Wales and the countryside were exuisite and the sense of place and time so intense and immediate that I was often completely transported The best parts ar

  4. says:

    I've only re read a handful of books in my life and I've read this one at least 5 times If I had to pick a favori

  5. says:

    Richard Llewellen's writing is akin to Welsh singing so beautiful it takes your breath away In the beginning it seems like it will bog down in talk of forming a union but read on Although important to carry the story it never does get tedious with that This story is written so beautifully it has a lilt and cadence that wi

  6. says:

    An enjoyable story with lovely characters I didn't want it to endA big thank you to my Goodread friends Marilyn an

  7. says:

    Although as an older and critical reader I do somewhat understand those reviewers who have found Richard Llewellyn's How Green Was My Valley perhaps not uite nitty gritty and harshly descriptive enough with regard to showing and presenting what life used to be like in the mining towns of Wales personally I still have to admit that rereadin

  8. says:

    My sister gave me her copy of this book in a big sack of books and snacks and magazines the morning my husband and I set out to drive across the country moving to Delaware from Utah I started out reading it silently to myself but after a chapter or so I had to start reading it aloud to my husband The writing was so gorgeous so tender and dee

  9. says:

    Arguably the finest book I have ever readLlewellyn's novel of a young boy growing up in Welsh coal mining country at the turn of the 20th Century is so realistic it was believed for years to be autobiographical a myth Llewellyn himself did not discourage The prose is so lyrical I found myself reading it aloud to my dogs who are used to my declamations often in dialect Fortunately I do not do Welsh so they only had to hear me speak Educated

  10. says:

    35 StarsSo is this a good book? YesDid I feel the magic of it?Sadly NoWhy not?I wish I knewSometimes a book pulls you and holds you and it becomes your special possession forever Many people have that kind of experience with How Green Was My Valley I truly thought I would as well But it didn't happen for me It was worth reading butwhat can I say?There is something missing there is My heart never became involved

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