Saturday 23 April 2011

Saturday Sample: How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

Again, my new feature where I post the opening few lines of one of my favourite books. I'd love it if you want to join in, do the same on your blog, and leave me a comment here with a link!


I am going to pack my two shirts with my other socks and my best suit in the little blue cloth my mother used to tie round her hair when she did the house, and I am going from the Valley.

Why I love it:

Llewellyn is wonderfully, breathtakingly, gorgeously lyrical in his writing and this is a virtuoso coming of age story. Full of excitement, romance, tragedy, and always capturing the Welsh mining community in the Victorian era perfectly, this is one of my very favourite books of all time.

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