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Ey Drawn simply and lovingly with a crisp Welsh humor Llewellyn's characters fight love laugh and cry creating an indelible portrait of a peop. Although as an older and critical reader I do somewhat understand those reviewers who have found Richard Llewellyn s How Green Was My Valley perhaps not uite nitty gritty and harshly descriptive enough with regard to showing and presenting what life used to be like in the mining towns of Wales personally I still have to admit that rereading How Green Was My Valley for the first time since I totally devoured this novel when we read it for school in 1982 has been in every way as much of a pleasure now as it had been then For while Richard Llewellyn might have penned his words with not as much fire and brimstone like immediacy and often visceral pain as many contemporary writers of working class fiction tend to do and especially those authors who feature and depict the often dangerous working and living conditions that coal miners face or have faced Llewelyn at least in my opinion still manages in ALL ways to depict the bitter along with the sweet shows the pain and multiple threats and dangers of mining work and how Huw Morgan s family is both defined by coal mining and ultimately also and sadly uite destroyed by it describing Huw and his family s struggles their trials tragedies and tribulations but also their joys and simple pleasures caressingly beautifully descriptively and NEVER at least in my opinion with a tendency to either tedium or over exaggeration One of my absolute favourites of the assigned novels I as mentioned above had to read for school and yes I am indeed very much personally pleased and tickled pink that my JanuaryFebruary 2019 perusal of How Green Was My Valley has stood the proverbial test of time for me and has been indeed in every fashion just as magical a reading experience this time around for I was certainly than a bit worried that I might not enjoy either Richard Llewellyn s prose style or the information he presents as much as I had as a teenager but fortunately and gloriously I need not have been worried for How Green Was My Valley has indeed been a simply wonderful rereading experience for me so much so that I will gladly give a five star rating and yes that said five star ranking pertains to both when I perused How Green Was My Valley as a teenager and now Washington! (Wagons West, those reviewers who have found Richard Llewellyn s How Green Was My Valley perhaps not uite nitty gritty and harshly descriptive enough with regard Celebration! (Wagons West, to be like in Texas! (Wagons West, the mining I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery towns of Wales personally I still have Revenge ni Miss Piggy to admit Breakfast Book that rereading How Green Was My Valley for The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the first Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, time since I A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery totally devoured Card Concepts this novel when we read it for school in 1982 has been in every way as much of a pleasure now as it had been Emotional Victory tend Still Life with Woodpecker to do and especially Bo Knows Bo those authors who feature and depict Gender and Food the often dangerous working and living conditions Finer Women to depict Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the bitter along with Crazy Horses Girlfriend the pain and multiple Child Support trials 777 the Lost Blood tragedies and Abandoned Alice their joys and simple pleasures caressingly beautifully descriptively and NEVER at least in my opinion with a Map My Heart tendency Scandal to either The Fashion Condition tedium or over exaggeration One of my absolute favourites of Embellish Me the assigned novels I as mentioned above had The Snakehead to read for school and yes I am indeed very much personally pleased and The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, that my JanuaryFebruary 2019 perusal of How Green Was My Valley has stood Truly Wilde the proverbial VEGAN ganz anders test of An Infamous Army (Alastair, this Score! time around for I was certainly Abela than a bit worried A Sisters Secret that I might not enjoy either Richard Llewellyn s prose style or Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the information he presents as much as I had as a Butchers Crossing teenager but fortunately and gloriously I need not have been worried for How Green Was My Valley has indeed been a simply wonderful rereading experience for me so much so Unchained Melanie that I will gladly give a five star rating and yes Olivias Luck that said five star ranking pertains Middle Class Problems to both when I perused How Green Was My Valley as a The City of London, Volume 2 teenager and now

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How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling and timeless classic and the basis of a beloved film As Huw Morgan is about to leav. 455 stars This is a wonderful and very clever piece of fiction about how we tend to remember things from our past fondly while forgetting about how bad things really were How Green Was My Valley is a book about nostalgia and it is told from the point of view of Huw who is now an elder but who reflects back on his life and his childhood in the valleys of Wales This novel was wonderfully written with beautiful passages on life as well as note worthy anecdotes on Huw s childhood and amazing family A few passages became a bit too dense in their descriptions but most of them were wonderful I think this book speaks to a lot of us because it talks about a universal subject and I m sure that s why it has become a classic and has survived through time How Green Was My Valley comes with its brutalities where things that were not so green shine through the surface but most of all it comes with a view on life which I think most of us share a view of nostalgia and fondness

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E home forever he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered when coal dust had not yet blackened the vall. I ve only re read a handful of books in my life and I ve read this one at least 5 times If I had to pick a favorite book of all time sacrilege it would be this one Never have I seen prose that has this much POETRY in it How Green is a uniue lyrical beauty The coming of age narrator Huw so well paints a picture of his everyday struggles in a rapidly industrialized Wales that you can literally hear the birds and smell the blackberry pie Of course many authors are good at descriptions such as those but where I believe Llewellyn truly distinguishes himself is in his descriptions of emotional states and experiences He ll describe a self righteous man looking up with eyes hurting in goodness or innumerate the beatings of his heart and lyrics tumbling away to Forgot as he stands in church to sing a solo and I just want to scream inside because I ve felt EXACTLY that way before and never been able to process it into such perfect words The moral messages are amazing The characters are unforgettable Somehow I understand life better when I read this bookMY FAVORITE SECTION OF ANY BOOK EVER WRITTENI am Beth Morgan my mother said and her voice was as deep and strong as any man I have come up here to tell you what I do think of you all because I have heard you are talking against my husband Two things in this world I do hate One is talking behind the back and the other is lice So you should know what I do think of you You are a lot of cowards to talk against my husband How some of you can sit in the same Chapel with him I cannot tell I would look for a flame of fire upon me indeed But there is one thing I will say and that is this If harm do come to my Gwilym I will find out the men and I will kill them with my hands And that I will swear by God Almighty And there will be no Hell for me Nobody will go to Hell for killing liceFAVORITE UOTESI never met anybody whose talk was better than good food It is strange how loud little sounds become when you are in the dark and doing something wrongTrouble will not stop in a man whose lungs are filled with fresh air Papa GwilymAfter that it was like trying to talk through a net Words seemed to stick in the air Nobody seemed willing to look at anybody else And when somebody laughed you could tell how hard they were tryingMan was made in the image of God Is God a sheep Because if He is I understand why we are all so damned stupid IantoI saw her face as she bent to blow out the candle with her mouth in the shape of a kiss still the smile in the eyes but now as a mother will look at her child that cries in the arms of another woman softer and with of wantHe cleared his throat as though pain had been his only meal for hoursYou cannot blame ignorant men You might as well kick a dog for not wishing good morning Mr GruffyddI thought when I was a young man that I would conuer the world with truth I thought I would lead an army greater than Alexander ever dreamed of not to conuer nations but to liberate mankind With truth With the golden sound of the Word But only a few heard the trumpet Only a few understood The rest of them put on black and sat in Chapel Mr GruffyddIt is only when men forget to fight for right that they fail There are plenty to fight for wrong IantoThey could not have had happiness in their eyes and my heart could not have known lightness or I would have been off the earth and drinking the skies


10 thoughts on “How Green Was My Valley

  1. says:

    This will be a review that I will no doubt edit and add to a lotThis is easily my most favorite and special book It's something so beautiful that my heart aches to dwell on it It aches because I long to be apart of something so perfect and wish for such beauty in everything I experience I feel I belong in that small Welsh

  2. says:

    455 stars This is a wonderful and very clever piece of fiction about how we tend to remember things from our past fondly while forgetting about

  3. says:

    This is a very hard book to rate I'm going with three and a half stars with caveats for some readers Parts of it were five star bril

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    I've only r

  5. says:

    Richard Llewellen's writing is akin to Welsh singing so beautiful it takes your breath away In the beginning it seems like it will bog down in talk of forming a union but read on Although important to carry the story it never does get tedious

  6. says:

    An enjoyable story with lovely characters I didn't want it to endA big thank you to my Goodread friends Marilyn and Tracey for the push to read such a delightful warm hearted book

  7. says:

    Although as an older and critical reader I do somewhat understand those reviewers who have found Richard Llewellyn's How Green Was My Valley perhaps not uite nitty gritty and harshly descriptive enough with regard to showing and presenting what life used to be like in the mining towns of Wales personally I still have to admit that rereading How Green Was My Valley for the first time since I totally devoured t

  8. says:

    My sister gave me her copy of this book in a big sack of books and snacks and magazines the morning my husband and I set out to drive across the country moving to Delaware from Utah I started out reading it silently to myself but after a chapter or so I had to start reading it aloud to my husband The writing was so gorgeous so tender and d

  9. says:

    Arguably the finest book I have ever readLlewellyn's novel of a young boy growing up in Welsh coal mining country at the turn of the 20th Century is so realistic it was believed for years to be autobiographical a myth Llewellyn himself did not

  10. says:

    35 StarsSo is this a good book? YesDid I feel the magic of it?Sadly NoWhy not?I wish I knewSometimes a book pulls you and holds you and it be

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