How Green Was My Valley

Novels That Are Different

By Richard Llewellyn
THE life of Welsh coal miners in the days of Victoria would seem to be a grim, uncomfortable theme for a modern novel. But in Mr. Llewellyn’s telling it is a story as noble as it is simple and strong. It is a beautiful story, too, told in words which have Welsh music in them; it is, in part, the lament for a land and a life which once were fair and courageous and now are buried beneath slag and hopelessness. A book which will live in the mind and memory of its readers.