The Captain's Wife
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
Category: Honno Classics Fiction Novels Historical Autobiography
First published by Honno in : September 2008