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My Neighbours

Stories of the Welsh People

Authored by Caradoc Evans

‘Our God is a big man: a tall man much higher than the highest chapel in Wales and broader than the broadest chapel. For the promised day that He comes to deliver us a sermon we shall have made a hole in the roof and taken down a wall. Our God has a long, white beard, and he is not unlike the Father Christmas of picture-books. Often he lies on his stomach on Heaven’s floor, an eye at one of his myriads of peepholes, watching that we keep his laws. Our God wears a frock coat, a starched linen collar and black necktie, and a silk hat, and on the Sabbath he preaches to the congregation of Heaven.’

Set in west Wales and among the Welsh of London, and written in the Biblical cadence which had made its author famous, Caradoc Evans’s third collection castigates the ignorance, greed and hypocrisy of his people.

About the Author

Caradoc Evans was born in Rhydlewis, Ceredigion in 1878, but left Wales at the age of fourteen to work first as a draper’s apprentice in London, and later as a journalist. His first book, published in 1915, was My People, castigated in Wales for its misrepresentation of Welsh idiom and its harsh portrayal of Welsh life and religion, yet now acclaimed for its Biblical cadence, its timeless air, and its electrifying effect on Welsh writing in English. He married the Romantic novelist Oliver Sandys, and returned to Wales in 1940, where he died in 1945.

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Publication Date:
1539761185 / 9781539761181
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
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Fiction / Classics

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