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A View Across the Valley
Jane Aaron (ed.)


Twenty short stories by women writers, reflecting their realities, dreams and personal images of Wales – from the industrial communities of the south to the hinterlands of the rural west and the border country of east Wales – and written between 1850 and 1950. The volume also includes a general introduction, and biographical and textual notes on each author and text.

Honno Press, 9781909983885
Paperback 326pp


This rich and diverse collection provides an opportunity for the modern reader to discover a lost tradition of English-language storytelling by women from Wales, for most of the stories it includes have never been republished since their first appearance in print. As well as being entertaining – and often moving – in themselves, the stories demonstrate how late nineteenth and early twentieth century women contributed to the development of Welsh culture and identity, although their contribution has since been forgotten.