The Welsh Girl

The Welsh Girl

1st paperback ed

Paperback (27 Dec 2007)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
A Richard & Judy Book Club choice


'A beautiful, ambitious novel . . . Emotionally resonant and perfectly rendered, I believed in every character, every sheep, every last blade of grass.' - Ann Patchett

In 1944, a German Jewish refugee is sent to Wales to interview Rudolf Hess; in Snowdonia, a seventeen-year-old girl, the daughter of a fiercely nationalistic shepherd, dreams of the bright lights of an English city; and in a nearby POW camp, a German soldier struggles to reconcile his surrender with his sense of honour. As their lives intersect, all three will come to question where they belong and where their loyalties lie.

Peter Ho Davies's thought-provoking and profoundly moving first novel traces a perilous wartime romance as it explores the bonds of love and duty that hold us to family, country, and ultimately our fellow man. Vividly rooted in history and landscape, THE WELSH GIRL reminds us anew of the pervasive presence of the past, and the startling intimacy of the foreign.

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Sceptre is the literary imprint of Hodder & Stoughton bringing you thought-provoking, award-winning and critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9780340938270
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 343
Weight: 284g
Height: 196mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 23mm