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This is an auction for THE WELSH GIRL by Peter Ho Davies .

"A scintillating instance of fictional imagination applied to history."
- New York Times

"Deeply felt and vividly imagined."
- Daily Telegraph

"Fresh and engaging . . . Some sentences and passages are crafted so beautifully and seemingly effortlessly that it provokes envy."
- Sunday Express

"Moving, memorable and beautifully written."
- Sunday Telegraph

"Quietly powerful . . . a fine piece of work."
- Times Literary Supplement

Amazon.com review:

"In 1944, a German Jewish refugee is sent to Wales to interview Rudolf Hess; in Snowdonia, a seventeen-year-old girl, the daughter of a fiercely nationalistic shepherd, dreams of the bright lights of an English city; and in a nearby POW camp, a German soldier struggles to reconcile his surrender with his sense of honour. As their lives intersect, all three will come to question where they belong and where their loyalties lie. Peter Ho Davies's thought-provoking and profoundly moving first novel traces a perilous wartime romance as it explores the bonds of love and duty that hold us to family, country, and ultimately our fellow man. Vividly rooted in history and landscape, THE WELSH GIRL reminds us anew of the pervasive presence of the past, and the startling intimacy of the foreign."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2007.

344 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $5.95 (tracked mail).

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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