Flesh and Blood

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Flesh and Blood is the first of seven novels which make up The Land of the Living, a sequence which is one of the finest achievements of Welsh writing in English. Amy Parry is the central character of the series, and it is her struggles and the trials and tribulations of her family and friends that provide the framework of a complex model of twentieth-century experience, centred for the most part on Welsh life.

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Overview

Flesh and Blood is the first of seven novels which make up The Land of the Living, a sequence which is one of the finest achievements of Welsh writing in English. Amy Parry is the central character of the series, and it is her struggles and the trials and tribulations of her family and friends that provide the framework of a complex model of twentieth-century experience, centred for the most part on Welsh life.

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Editorial Reviews

R.S. Thomas
“The supreme interpreter of Welsh life in English” –R. S. Thomas
The Scotsman - Derek Stanford
“The novel creates a vivid picture of a local community lovingly evoked by Mr Humphreys's descriptive style. He is one of the most masterful yet natural-seeming authors of fiction in these islands today . . .” –Derek Stanford, The Scotsman
The Times - Philippa Toomey
“Richly endowed with character, this is the first in a sequence of novels . . . offering a long sequence of enjoyment for the future.” –Philippa Toomey, The Times
Sunday Telegraph - Janice Elliott
“This novel reaffirms refreshingly that entertainment and deeper seriousness are not mutually exclusive.” –Janice Elliott, Sunday Telegraph
The Financial Times - Isobel Murray
“Emyr Humphreys tells the story with his customary tact and sureness; he has a fine, unassuming and very effective prose style.” –Isobel Murray, The Financial Times
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Meet the Author

Emyr Humphreys lives in Pen-y-berth near Llanfairpwll. He was born at Prestatyn and brought up in Trelawnyd. His work as a television dramatist frequently appears on S4C and Channel 4.

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