Jampot Smith (Library of Wales) (Library of Wales)

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Jampot Smith is story of a group of friends as they edge towards adulthood in the sunshine and shadow of Llandudno during the years of the Second World War. It is a time which will shape their lives against a war which will define it. For Bernard, the eponoymous Jampot Smith, Kathy, Epsom and Dewi it is all held in an exquisite balance of emotion and restraint that promises both love and danger. It is a time which will shape their lives against a war which will define it.

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A Chekhovian mixture of comic concision and pathos. Jampot Smithis a small classic about the delight and pain of sexual awakening; it will outlast its period and provincial setting. --Michael Kustow

A novel to be savoured...it is hard to suggest the originality, the illumination of this novel about adolescent emotions in years of World War II in simmering Llandudno. --The Times

A novel to be savoured...it is hard to suggest the originality, the illumination of this novel about adolescent emotions in years of World War II in simmering Llandudno. --The Times

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"Jampot Smith" is story of a group of friends as they edge towards adulthood in the sunshine and shadow of Llandudno during the years of the Second World War. It is a time which will shape their lives against a war which will define it. For Bernard, the eponoymous Jampot Smith, Kathy, Epsom and Dewi, it is all held in an exquisite balance of emotion and restraint that promises both love and danger. His fiction aspired to, and often achieved, a Chekhovian mixture of comic concision and pathos. "Jampot Smith" is a small classic about the delight and pain of sexual awakening; it will outlast its period and provincial setting - Michael Kustow. 'Brooks explores ephemeral relationships with delicacy and charm' - "The New York Times".'A novel to be savoured...it is hard to suggest the originality, the illumination of this novel about adolescent emotions in years of World War II in simmering Llandudno - "The Times". 'Jeremy Brooks has come to considerable stature in "Jampot Smith"' - Anthony Burgess.

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