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The Life of Rebecca Jones [Kindle Edition]

Angharad Price , Lloyd Jones
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'How does it feel to write a classic novel? This is what Angharad Price has managed with The Life of Rebecca Jones' Tom Payne, Telegraph.

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In the early years of the last century, Rebecca is born into
a rural community in the Maesglasau valley in Wales; her family have been working the land for a thousand years, but the changes brought about by
modernity threaten the survival of her language, and her family's way of life.


Rebecca's reflections on the century are delivered with
haunting dignity and a simple intimacy, while her evocation of the changing
seasons and a life that is so in tune with its surroundings is rich and
poignant. The Life of Rebecca Jones has all the makings of a classic, fixing on a vanishing period of rural history, and the novels final, unexpected
revelation remains unforgettable and utterly moving.

From the Inside Flap

In the early years of the last century, Rebecca Jones is born into a tiny rural community in the Maesglasau valley in Wales. Her family has farmed the land there for a thousand years. Three of her siblings are afflicted with a genetic blindness, and this gives them the opportunity to be educated elsewhere and in time to find work. Rebecca and her one remaining brother are left behind to maintain the family farm, as the changes ushered in by modernity - the tractor, in due course the telephone, and ultimately the television - threaten the survival of their language and traditional way of life. Rebecca's reflections are delivered with haunting dignity and a simply intimacy, and her evocation of the changing seasons and of a life that is so in tune with its surroundings is rich and poignant. A poetic and beautiful work of fiction, The Life of Rebecca Jones is a powerful meditation on one family's passage through the twentieth century. It was an instant classic when first published in Welsh.

From the Back Cover

A masterpiece of rural history on the one hand, a poetic work of fiction on the other, The Life of Rebecca Jones is a powerful meditation on one family's passage through the 20th century. They have been farming the land in the Maesglasau valley for a thousand years, but the changes ushered in by modernity now threaten their traditional way of life.

About the Author

Angharad Price was born near Caernarfon. A novelist, critic and translator, she has taught at Swansea Univeristy and at Cardiff University, and is now lecturer in Welsh at Bangor University. The Life of Rebecca Jones is her second novel.

Lloyd Jones' novel Mr Cassini was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award.

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