Gwynfor Evans: A Portrait of a Patriot

Gwynfor Evans: A Portrait of a Patriot


By (author) Rhys Evans, Translated by Robin T. Chapman


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  • Publisher: Y Lolfa Cyf
  • Format: Hardback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 255mm x 51mm | 1,338g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Talybont
  • ISBN 10: 0862439183
  • ISBN 13: 9780862439187
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

An honest and probing portrait of the highly influential Welsh politician Gwynfor Evans.

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Author information

Rhys Evans was born in Carmarthen and raised in Aberystwyth. He was educated at Penweddig Comprehensive School, Aberystwyth and Hertford College, Oxford where he studied Modern History. A journalist for over a decade, Rhys Evans is currently BBC Wales' Deputy Head of News and Current Affairs. The Welsh-language version of this book won the Academi Book of the Year award in 2006.

Table of contents

Chap 1 Conversion, 1912-31; Chap 2 Proselytizing 1931-39; Chap 3 A Touch of Bother, 1939-45; Holding Ground, 1945-51; Kissing Babies, 1951-55; Deep Dark Waters of Tryweryn, 1955-59; Civil War, 1959-64; Light at the end of the Tunnel, 1964-66; MP for Wales, 1966-79; Receding Joy, 1970-74; Disaster, 1974-79; Any Other Business, 1979-83; Old Man of Pencarreg, 1983-2005; The Inheritance