This book tells the story of Dai Morrisey, the author's father, from the end of the First World War, when he was four years old, through his childhood years to a young adult leaving the mines and starting his own business mending radios. This book gets darker at the end, when Dai hears of a series of awful mining accidents that convince him to leave the industry. This book ends with one of its most successful images - Dai plays music to the whole street to advertise his business and walks out to see his parents dancing in the middle of the road - a beautiful picture to end the story.
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(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Bronwen Hosie
BRONWEN HOSIE was a former primary-school teacher. She originally hails from Rhymney in South Wales, but has been a resident of Dunoon for twenty years. Bronwen is an accomplished author and poet and has written many novels including Son of the Prophecy, The Turn of the Wheel and Y Mab Darogan.