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on 30 May 2012
"The Life of Rebecca Jones" informs us of a truth that is moving and eternal.
To-day`s urbanised,materialistic world provides for many, a void ; the background
and foundation of Rebecca`s life in the countryside are fundamental and real,a wholeness.
This was a beautifully written book and sympathetically translated from the
original Welsh. Do not,however,conclude that this story is parochial- it
is universal.
I strongly recommend.
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on 30 July 2012
Just finished reading the English translation of The Life of Rebecca Jones. It is a lovely book. I've ordered two copies to give as presents. Beautiful descriptions of a family's rural life in Wales in the twentieth century. It shows the freedom and also the constrictions of that life, especially for women.
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on 5 June 2014
I don't want to gush about this slim, unassuming volume, but I urge everyone, everyone to read this incredible book.

The prose imagery which sets the scene at the beginning of each of the chapters is a truly inspirational, rooting the reader comfortably and deeply in the sparce landscape of the Welsh Hills. The trials, the daily continuance of life, death, hard work, tragedies, sacrifices and forbearance coupled with the ever encroaching spectre of the modern world - how will the family cope after working the land for a thousand years?

Rebecca is 'our' guide, 'our' sister and 'our' fast friend, negotiating with knowing footsteps through the geography of both the Maesglasau valley and her family. The twist at the end of the book astounded me.

A special thank you Lloyd Jones the translator for bringing this wonderful literature to this English reader.
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on 5 July 2013
One of the most moving books I have ever read and I am in my eighties.. More fact than fiction..A marvellous depiction of a traditional Welsh family in a remote Welsh valley
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on 18 January 2013
The translation is very good, the english is very simple but so thought provoking.The harsh life in all small farms in Britain during the early 20th century.
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on 9 June 2013
This was a book group read and I was so glad. It's a fascinating book and beautifully written. Translated from the original Welsh,it evokes life in rural Wales and you can visualise the characters and scenery vividly. Well worth reading.
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on 17 March 2013
I really enjoyed this book , it really takes you back to the time and place when rural life in Wales was simple yet hard , but changes were coming . a good read , classic .
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on 25 June 2014
A wonderful book. Very atmospheric and keeps one enthralled with the story . One is transported into the welsh way of living , a beautiful piece of writing .
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on 4 February 2013
The Life of Rebecca Jones. Angharad Price. Extraordinary ending that made one reread the book. Beautifully written with poetic images of life then.
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on 13 February 2015
Beautifully written - good twist
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