Bill Robison

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The Last Coal Trip to Tenby by Rod Humphries
The Last Coal Trip to Tenby by Rod Humphries
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I loved this very unusual book. Told fondly, but not blinded by sentiment. On the surface it is a memoir of harder times than ours. Those lives described were made bearable by good hearts and the Valleys humour: wry and companionable. In that sense alone, of a memoir, it would be fine, but unexceptional. What separates it from many recollections of lost working class culture is that the social history stands second to the true emotional heart of the story. The young central character's tale is projected onto lives lived in a period before the author's own childhood. Yet this is no work of fiction. Historical events from the remote world's stage, jostle unequally with significant local… Read more