Written in 1943 during the Second World War, The Captain’s Wife is set sixty years before, when the rhythms of traditional Welsh culture were still intact, and losses and tragedies were still a part of women’s daily lives. Lettice Peters is the captain’s wife of the title. She 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.
Honno Press, 9781870206983