The eponymous dance in Margiad Evans's terse and unsettling novella is expectedly a pretty joyless affair, for the world she depicts is one of ultra hard work and precious little enjoyment. In fact oodles of suffering are seemingly good for the souls of those who attend both chapel and church, the Welsh and the English in this border-straddling book.It's the story of one life, Ann Goodman's, and it's told in diary form, telling how she comes down from the mountains, and her cousin's farm at Twelve Poplars to the fertile red loam soils around the Wye.
Parthian have been developing an ebook list since 2010. We are currently converting front list titles, and select titles from our backlist including titles from the Library of Wales series.
It's not possible to buy ebooks direct from the Library of Wales or Parthian websites, but Kindle and epub files can be easily located online from a variety of retailers, including Amazon, Waterstones, Gwales, Apple, and many others.
These are the Library of Wales titles we currently offer as ebooks:
The Volunteers - Raymond Williams
Goodbye, Twentieth Century - Dannie Abse
All Things Betray thee - Gwyn Thomas
Turf or Stone - Margiad Evans
Make Room for the Jester - Stead Jones
The Long Revolution - Raymond Williams
The Hill of Dreams - Arthur Machen
The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen
Dai Country - Alun Richards
The Battle of the Weak - Hilda Vaughan
Black Parade - Jack Jones
We also offer Almanac - A Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English in ebook:
'Setting a new agenda and a new standard for literary criticism in Wales.' - Professor Dafydd Johnston
Fancy having a go at reviewing an ebook? Email a 100-500 word review of a Parthian ebook to firstname.lastname@example.org. The best reviews will be selected for display on the Parthian or Library of Wales websites and one review per month will be chosen to win free copies of our recent print titles!
...and here are Eluned Gramich and Jon Gower enjoying a moment in the shade: