Black Chair, The

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Black Chair, The

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A novel based on the dramatic story of poet Hedd Wyn, whose Eisteddfod chair was awarded posthumously in 1917. Reprint. First Published in 2009. -- Welsh Books Council

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Phil Carradice is a freelance writer, consultant and broadcaster. He regularly holds creative writing workshops in various schools, colleges and societies. A former teacher and headteacher, he hails from Pembroke Dock, but now lives in the Vale of Glamorgan.

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I hope that this book brings an iconic Welsh figure to a wider audience. Using a fictional character in the same battalion as Hedd Wyn, we learn about the life and death of the celebrated poet who died before he was chaired at the 1917 Eisteddfod. Dannys life contrasts beautifully with Ellis Evans (Hedd Wyns real name), as one comes from the coal valleys, while the other is a farmer in the North. Danny speaks no Welsh, but he learns an appreciation of words and language from his friendship with Ellis. Each vicariously experiences aspects of life through the other. Starting at the end and flashing backwards is a moving and effective opening. It will touch readers of all ages, as will the detailed descriptions of life for the common soldier in the trenches. Ideal as a class text to support language, history or the Cwricwlwm Cymreig. Sally Owen It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council. Gellir defnyddior adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com, trwy ganiatd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru. -- Welsh Books Council

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