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The Captain's Wife

Eiluned Lewis  All books by Eiluned Lewis

Editor: Katie Gramich

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A novel set in nineteenth-century Pembrokeshire
- first published in 1943

This is a novel about Lettice Peters, the 'captain's wife' of the title, who has travelled the world on her husband's ships but has now settled with her children in the little cathedral town of 'St Idris' in Pembrokeshire.

The coastline, farms, saint-haunted hills, cathedral, and market cross of 'the village that boasts itself a city' are unforgettably evoked in this atmospheric and poignant novel.

Written during the Second World War, The Captain's Wife looks back nostalgically on a period, sixty years before, when the rhythms of traditional Welsh culture were still intact, though losses and tragedies were still a part of women's daily lives.

"A vivid and sensuous response to nature, a detailed attention to social history and a sensitive interest in the viewpoint of the child..."
"...deeply-felt writing, with a sense of authenticity"
New Welsh Review

Foreward/Intro by: Katie Gramich

ISBN: 9781870206983

Language: English

Category: Honno Classics  Fiction  Novels  Historical  Autobiography  

First published by Honno in : September 2008

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