Buwch ar y Lein
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Buwch ar y Lein (1987) brings together excerpts from Hafina Clwyd's London diaries from 1957 to 1964.
Hafina Clwyd worked for the London Education Committee during the period she describes as the 'Golden Age' of the London Welsh and through her natural and lively style she allows us to glimpse that stimulating time. The London Welsh society was particularly strong in the 1950s as a result of social and linguistic conditions that reflect the present day, namely that Wales's youth were forced to leave rural Wales due to the scarcity of work and professional opportunities for them back in Wales.
One of the main themes of the diaries, therefore, is the author's perceptions of cultural differences between Wales and England. Through the medium of short, light cameos, Hafina Clwyd paints an impressionistic portrait of the cultural and political life of the metropolis: Soho's coffee bars, the education system, the theatrical scene and, in passing, the burning issues debated in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Category: Autobiography Historical
First published by Honno in : 1987