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Title:
Boys of gold
Author:
Evans, George Brinley, 1925-
Publication Information:
Cardiff : Parthian Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
78 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Boys of gold - Icons - Ships that pass - The end of summer - The fourth device - The man who stayed a miner - Love and war.
ISBN:
9781902638126
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Examining the relationships between families, coal-mining colleagues, and soldiers at war, this collection of seven short essays features several tales set against the partly-autobiographical backdrop of the author's life as a coal miner in the Neath Valley and as a soldier in Burma during World War Two. Also included is an essay on writer B. L. Coombes.


Author Notes

George Brinley Evans was a soldier in World War II, a painter, a sculptor, and a writer.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Welsh author George Brinley Evans began his work as a coal miner, or collier, in 1939 at the age of 14. In the seven brief, lyrical sketches that make up Boys of Gold, he moves between the perilous coal mines and idyllic countryside of Wales and the jungles and whorehouses of Burma, where he served in the army. The contrast between beautiful landscapes and the harsh conditions they almost conceal is what's most striking here, since the stories are far too short for any substantial narrative or character development. ( Mar. 26) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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