Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd 1906 1983 was a Welsh novelist and playwright, best known as author of How Green Was My Valley This is one of several sequels he wrote and involves the Welsh miners living in Patagonia, Argentina.
Up Into The Singing Mountain Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd was a Welsh novelist and playwright best known as author of How Green Was My Valley This is one of several sequels he wrote and involves the Welsh mine
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A follow up to How Green Was My Valley While I far prefer the epic saga and homage to a hometown lost and gone in the dust and dirt of industry and coal mining, I liked this second book How Green Was My Valley made me ache and long for a home long gone this book answered some of the questions left unanswered by the first book, like where did Huw Morgan go , but it was at times hard to follow There were too many characters thrown into the mix with crazy names and no character descriptions But, I [...]
I loved How Green Was My Valley, and found this book in a secondhand shop years ago I started to read it then but set it aside until now, after watching the classic film of the first book I love the lyrical Welsh English lilt with which Llewellyn narrates It was very interesting from a historical viewpoint to learn about the Welsh settlements in Patagonia too A lovely read with a happy ending unlike the first book and therefore a happy surprise for me.
A very disappointing sequel to How Green Was My Valley An average story at best, and at times hard to follow.
Stupid Full of adultery Don t waste your time Didn t finish it.
1.5The story was hard to follow and uninteresting I think the bulk of my disappointment is with the lack of description and love of the landscape and food compared to the beautiful, evocative descriptions in How Green Was My Valley Even if it was with distaste or sadness, some description would have been nice instead of colony issues and love troubles all the time There were odd moments of good prose that promised the song of How Green Was My Valley, but these ended up being failed attempts to [...]
Huw s most irritating quality is his stubborn adherence to his own principles, come what may and never mind who else gets hurt This is also one of his best attributes I really enjoyed this novel though I see many were disappointed after How Green Was My Valley I think it is best read as another Huw Morgan book rather than as a sequel to How Green etc.
This is a pretty decent sequel I loved reading about Huw Morgan and his life after he left the small Welsh mining town and settled in Argentina with other Welsh expats He is no saint and he than once tells others to mind their own business without concern for politeness Go Huw Llewellyn s writing style is lyrical and beautiful and rough and all sorts of things at once.
I wanted to love this book I loved the first one so much in college, and was excited to learn there were 2 sequels The premise seemed interesting, but the prose didn t sing the way the first one did, and I found myself disappointed in the decisions Huw Morgan was making.
This book was way too slow for me It was a disappointment after the first in the serieis I didn t even finish it.
Depicts masculinity, love, people with poetic language.