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    DescriptionIn the early years of the last century, Rebecca is born into a rural community in the Maesglasau valley in Wales; her family have been working the land for a thousand years, but the changes brought about by modernity threaten the survival of her language, and her family's way of life. Rebecca's reflections on the century are delivered with haunting dignity and a simple intimacy, while her evocation of the changing seasons and a life that is so in tune with its surroundings is rich and poignant. The Life of Rebecca Jones has all the makings of a classic, fixing on a vanishing period of rural history, and the novel's final, unexpected revelation remains unforgettable and utterly moving.


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    Title
    The Life of Rebecca Jones
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Angharad Price, Translated by Lloyd Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 257 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857051363
    ISBN 10: 0857051369
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    DC23: 891.66328
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    MacLehose Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Angharad Price was born near Caernarfon. A novelist, critic and translator, she has taught at Swansea Univeristy and at Cardiff University, and is now lecturer in Welsh at Bangor University. The Life of Rebecca Jones is her second novel. Lloyd Jones' novel Mr Cassini was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award.
    Review quote
    'It is the most fascinating and wonderful book' Jan Morris. 'such a simple and complicated book, beautifully written and recalled with love and a very keen eye' Mavis Nicholson. 'a peak of modern British writing' Boyd Tonkin, Independent. 'Price's unaffected prose, interspersed with hymnic descriptions of Maesglasau, beautifully evokes a lifestyle that, like the Welsh language, is under threat' Sunday Times. 'Nature and poetry form important themes in Price's novel and it's testament to the translator that the rhythmic quality of her prose hasn't been lost' Emerald Street. 'Price's lyrical prose breathes an almost magical life into the narrative' Editor's Choice on World Literature Today. 'I defy anyone to read it and not be moved. It is like nothing I've ever read before' Historical Novel Society. 'spare, beautiful language, at times biblical in its rhythms ... you will be in the state of exaltation that is conferred by the numinous' Literary Review. 'A way of life is celebrated with dignity and nostalgia in a story beautifully unfolding towards an evocative revelation' Irish Times. 'A gem of a short novel ... The fictional voice Price gives to her great-aunt compels and captivates' Belfast Telegraph.