Latest addition to the bookshelves of the leading book shop in Peasedown St. John!
Strength of the Hills: An Autobiography by George Ewart Evans
London & Boston: Faber & Faber, 1983
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Faun boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by: David Gentleman
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: The reputation of George Ewart Evans has been achieved with a sequence of remarkable works of rural history, starting with the classic Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay in 1956. In the course of these books Mr Evans recorded the oral testimony of farm workers, horsemen and fishermen to the ancient folk culture of East Anglia, which he showed with particular skill and sympathy to have survived virtually down to the present day.
As attentive readers of his books know, Mr Evans is a Welshman who cares passionately for his cultural birthright in which rugby football features as powerfully as politics, poetry, music and religion. In The Strength of the Hills he reflects on his own life and career, from the child in the coal mining valley of the Cynon in Glamorgan, with white-washed hill farms in sight of grim colliery workings, to the classicist and former teacher whose friendship with an old Suffolk shepherd led him to his vocation as an historian.
The Strength of the Hills is a tribute to his resilience, his undying love of Wales and his warm-hearted response to the experiences and memories of his fellow men and women.
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