"There is no short-story writer who has quite the same gift of infectious vitality, whose scenes and characters seem to come so spontaneously alive" Times Literary SupplementRhys Davies achieved an international reputation as a writer of skill and originality. He wrote for the best magazines of 1930s through to the New Yorker in the 1950s, maintaining a prolific output of both stories and novels.In this Library of Wales edition, with a foreword by Tomos Owen, the essence of his work is revealed with a new selection of dark, witty and finely crafted stories.
Rhys Davies (1901-78) was among the most dedicated, prolific and accomplished of Welsh prose writers, in both the short story and the novel form. Davies wrote approximately one hundred short stories, as well as twenty novels, three novellas, two books about Wales and an autobiography. Born in the Rhondda, Davies spent most of his life in London, although much of his writing is set in Wales, typically either in a fictionalised Rhondda or further west in his rural stories. Davies was awarded an OBE in 1968.