Garthowen - A Story of a Welsh Homestead
Publisher: Read & Co. Classics
“Garthowen” is a 1900 novel by Welsh author Allen Raine. Set in the eponymous Welsh village, this charming Victorian romance focuses on provincial Welsh life, exploring the lives of the villagers and their relationships with nature, their families, and religion. Full of beautiful descriptive prose, “Garthowen” is a fantastically uplifting tale that is not to be missed by discerning readers with an interest in Welsh history and culture. Anne Adalisa Beynon Puddicombe (1836–1908), also known under her pen name Allen Raine, was a Welsh best-selling writer whose novels had sold over two million copies by 1912. She won the National Eisteddfod for her first book “Ynysoer” (1894). Other notable works by this author include: “Hearts of Wales” (1905), “Queen of the Rushes” (1906), and “Neither Storehouse nor Barn” (1908). Contents include: “A Turn of the Road”, “'Garthowen'”, “Morva of the Moor”, “The Old Bible”, “The Sea Maiden”, “Gethin's Presents”, “The Broom Girl”, “Garthowen Slopes”, “The North Star”, etc. Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this classic novel now in a new edition complete with an introductory biography by Daniel Lleufer Thomas.