The Sky Over Wales

The Sky Over Wales

by Sian James, Pat Gregory
     
 

The early childhood days of award-winning author Siân Jamesin are beautifully illustrated in this touching account that tells of the night she first sees the Milky Way; the day electricity comes to the Waun; the afternoon Dan and Raymond play Wolves and Travellers; the evening the first bombers drone overhead, and the day she witnesses an event which will

Overview

The early childhood days of award-winning author Siân Jamesin are beautifully illustrated in this touching account that tells of the night she first sees the Milky Way; the day electricity comes to the Waun; the afternoon Dan and Raymond play Wolves and Travellers; the evening the first bombers drone overhead, and the day she witnesses an event which will change her world forever. Through her charming vignettes of childhood in the 1930s, she speaks on her individualistic and affectionate family, and of familiar scenes and of unexpected pleasures in the countryside around her home, with both the freshness of a child's vision and the wry and knowing smile of hindsight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781870206280
Publisher:
Honno Press
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Series:
Honno Autobiography
Pages:
87

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A vivid, multi-colored patchwork of holidays, school and Sunday school, washday and blackberrying . . . it paints a sharp picture of an intelligent, observant child learning about the world she inhabits and the community to which she belongs."  —Glenda Beagan

"Recalls the nostalgic enchantment of Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie. "  —Pauline Young

Meet the Author

Siân James is the author of numerous novels since, four of them winning literary prizes. He collection Not Singing Exactly won the Wales Book of the Year Award in 1997, and she has twice won the Yorkshire Post Prize for Fiction. Her classic novel A Small Country was adapted for film, and she has also written several short stories and plays for radio, and taught creative writing at the University of Glamorgan. She received a fellowship from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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