Why oh why is this book not better known by a wider public? I first read it when I was about 13 years old, and was entranced by it. As someone who reads voraciously, I have returned to it from time to time, and am frankly amazed that I have never in my 30 years since then read a book to equal it in my enjoyment of the beautiful prose, the depth of the emotion it evokes in the reader, and my involvement in the life of the young Huw Morgan. Even though the experiences of a young Welsh boy and his community could not be further from my own, yet I have entered into them wholeheartedly and fully through the poetry of Richard Llewellyn's writing, and I don't think I will ever read a more profound yet simple story.
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