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The Shop
Emyr Humphreys


The Shop is a work of immense richness and sophistication; compassionate, deeply intelligent and engaging, it is a novel about the power exerted over our lives by our ancestral and cultural heritage, about the impact which the ghosts of the past have upon the present.

Seren, 9781854113900
Paperback 224pp


Eddie Lloyd, troubled son of the famous Welsh actor Orlando Lloyd is introduced to ambitious film-maker Bethan Mair Nichols, and immediately finds himself captivated by the intense young woman.  It transpires that Bethan’s Great Aunt Sulwen has left her a derelict shop in rural Wales.  As the novel and their relationship progresses, Bethan’s legacy becomes increasingly contentious, until a brutal assault allows the couple to reassess their fraught relationship.