It is the end of the First World War and the men are returning home. Gwenllian Einon-Thomas cannot share in the feeling of joy at their return, however. Industrious, intelligent and fiercely determined, she has more than proven her mettle in the management of her country estate while her brothers fought and died in the war. For her, peacetime means the end of independence and the loss of her beloved ancestral home, which is entailed upon her cousin, Dick. A young soldier, enfeebled by his injuries Dick is looking forward to a tranquil life in the Welsh countryside. Instead he finds himself drawn into an even deadlier battle. This dark and unsettling tale was first published by Gollancz in 1932, and was dramatised for the stage and screen.
About the Author
Lucy Thomas specializes in Welsh women’s writing and has published work on Hilda Vaughan, Allen Raine and Margiad Evans. She previously taught at Cardiff University and now works at the Welsh Books Council. Hilda Vaughan (1892-1985) was born in Builth Wells and lived both in Wales and London. She published ten novels and a novella 'A Thing of Nought' which is regarded as her best work and has been reprinted as part of the Welsh Women’s Classics series in A View Across the Valley.