Strike for a Kingdom

Strike for a Kingdom

Paperback Honno's Welsh Women's Classics

By (author) Menna Gallie


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  • Publisher: Honno Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 170 pages
  • Dimensions: 123mm x 185mm x 12mm | 142g
  • Publication date: 24 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Ceredigion
  • ISBN 10: 1906784205
  • ISBN 13: 9781906784201
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Sales rank: 2,005,348

Product description

First published in 1959, this novel is set in the fictional valleys town of Cilhendre at the time of the 1926 miners' strike. August arrives and the village carnival is going ahead. In the heightened carnival atmosphere, more sinister undertones are revealed when the corpse of the hated mine manager is discovered. The secrets and tensions of a close-knit community are exposed, and loyalties are pushed to their extremes. When it was originally released, it was well-received as an outstanding detective story and a poet's novel.

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Author information

Menna Gallie grew up in a South Wales mining village in the 1920s, and became an English teacheras well as the author of six critically acclaimed novels.

Review quote

"A witty and wonderfully observed cameo of social behavior."  —Angela V John