A Welsh Childhood

  • Title: A Welsh Childhood
  • Author: Alice Thomas Ellis
  • ISBN: 9781559212830
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Welsh Childhood For Alice Thomas Ellis Wales was a magical place of unrestricted freedom and exploration Through her recollections the acclaimed novelist evokes the stark beauty of the Welsh landscape along with it
    For Alice Thomas Ellis, Wales was a magical place of unrestricted freedom and exploration Through her recollections, the acclaimed novelist evokes the stark beauty of the Welsh landscape along with its history, legends, and people Patrick Sutherland s 90 black and white images complement the text and make this shared journey even compelling.

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    About Alice Thomas Ellis


    1. Alice Thomas Ellis was short listed for the Booker prize for The 27th Kingdom She is the author of A Welsh Childhood autobiography , Fairy Tales and several other novels including The Summerhouse Trilogy, made into a movie starring Jeanne Moreau and Joan Plowright.


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    1. I loved this book, and plan on reading all of Alice Thomas Ellis now.Here's a few samples:"I have absolutely no faith in history since my memory of my own is so vague, conflicting and confused. I sometimes think that at some point the young girl was simply replaced by a completely new transplant and was taken into the earth under the gnarled hawthorns and the rocky outcrops. She had no interest in babies or in cooking, she had no concept of fear and couldn't understand what her mother meant by ' [...]

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    2. Just Finished (15) A Welsh Childhood By Alice Thomas Ellis. I loved this book. I've just spent the last 45 minutes copying out passages into a notebook to read someday when I'm feeling homesick for the Welsh countryside. Ellis writes of a childhood spent roaming the hills and valleys of northern Wales and of the times her own children did the same. She is poignant and funny, more wry, than haha funny, when she touches on memory and the longing for what once was. The black and white photos accomp [...]

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    3. Novelist Alice Thomas Ellis begins with her childhood memories, which reveal an acerbic wit that she never loses. Soon she is sketching her motherhood, observing that she didn't know they were the happiest of her life until they had passed. I'm thinking that right now might be the happiest time of my life, or at least that I am worried that it is going to get less happy as I age.

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    4. A beautiful, if melancholy, illustrated guide to the Wales of the author's childhood.

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