A Welsh Childhood

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Alice Thomas Ellis was born in north Wales, educated there and returned later, when married, to live part of the time there. This is a nostalgic look back at the country of her childhood, and at the Wales she now knows. By the author of "Unexplained Laughter" and "The Skeleton in the Cupboard".

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To Alice Thomas Ellis, the North Wales of her childhood is still home. This idiosyncratic account of her life there effortlessly conjures up the spirit of the land; its saints, princes and ghosts, its fierce godliness and gleeful lack of scruples. Haunting legends, hilarious anecdotes, and memories - fractured by time and change and recounted in her unmistakable voice - make A Welsh Childhood both touching and amusing. Patrick Sutherland has captured every mood in his exquisitely sensitive photographs: the hills, groves and meadows; the cottages, hill farms and seaside towns; the people as they work and play and the land, majestic in its solitude and austere in its beauty.

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Dizhur was a member of the Sverdlovsk branch of the U.S.S.R. Writers Union, and won national awards. But she was denounced for much of her poetry and lived seven years in Yurmala as a refusnik, a person denied an exit visa. She was finally allowed to emigrate to the U.S. in 1987, at the age of 84.

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