An Absolute Hero (Land of the Living S. 4 New edition)
By: Emyr Humphreys (author)Paperback
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An Absolute Hero, the fourth of the novels in The Land of the Living sequence, finds Amy Parry bereft of her best friend Enid who has died in childbirth, unable to marry Val Gwyn who is seriously ill with TB, and determined not to choose poverty and struggle with her former lover Pen Lewis. When she marries John Cilydd More, companionship and motherhood bring her security and some fulfilment. But her peaceful existence is invaded by the turbulence of striking miners and hunger marchers and her content is shattered when Pen Lewis returns. The events of the Spanish Civil War come to hold great significance in 1930s Wales, and particularly for Amy.
Emyr Humphreys is one of the foremost Anglo-Welsh novelists in Wales. The author of 21 novels, one of which won the Somerset Maugham Award and another, The Toy Epic, now an A-Level set text. He is also the author of volumes of poetry, short stories and cultural criticism. He has also written a 'selected history' of Wales, The Taliesin Tradition. He was recently awarded the Arts Council of Wales Literature prize at the Hay-on-Wye Festival.
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