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How Green Was My Valley

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I’ve just finished this and was completely absorbed, it’s a great story of place and family and the developing unions were fascinating. A stage version, adapted by Shaun McKenna was performed at the Theatre Royal in Northampton in 1990. We watch a few of his many brothers become involved in forming a union–against their father’s wishes. While I’ve never read the book, I’m familiar with the story from the film adaptation (there may have been a TV series as well!

Vadim O Kadar Yeşildi Ki, bir grup maden işçisinin hikayesini anlatmıyor yalnızca, onlar bütün insanlık.

I tend to seek out and enjoy the older serials from the 70 because they are more leisurely and allow time to develop insights into characters, much as the authors originally intended. Robinson Crusoe ile birlikte tahıl yetiştirmiş, Bereketli Topraklar'da bir barakanın yükselişine heyecanlanmıştım. So everything is there for the perfect book: haunting coming-of-age-story; immensely likable main character, Huw; large, varied and loving family; idyllic setting—the 'green valley' of a Welch mining town; romance, drama and humor, even if it's all set to change. Told in alternating passages between the present and the past, the man and the boy, the narrative incorporates the reader in such a way that it becomes almost immediately painful to contemplate your inevitable extraction from it all at the end.

For me, part of the problem was that the serial spanned quite a long period and it was a bit home and away, meaning a snap shot of a situation and then fast forward to another time and scene.The Morgan family of boys who contributed by handing their paltry pay packet to their mother who in turn rationed it out for food and then saved a bit for "the box" of family savings, While this is a tough story about hard times it is also a heart-warming story of men and women of faith who drew strength both from their own upbringing, their family, and those whom they loved. How Green Was My Valley seemed like less of a story and more like a pleasant stroll through the early years of someone's life. The family does well enough, with earnings used carefully, and difficult periods when there is conflict with mine owners or strike are tided over, help even extended to others in need in the village.

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