The Welsh Girl

  • by Peter Ho Davies
  • Narrated by Richard Mitchley
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2008.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
In 1944, a German Jewish refugee is sent to Wales to interview Rudolf Hess; in Snowdonia, a 17-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.


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A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.


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Nice Welsh accent- pity it's the wrong one

The accent of North West Wales (my father's) is extremely different from the accents of South Wales, where I grew up, to the extent that my friends used to say they couldn't understand a word my father said (in English). Hearing characters from Snowdonia giving voice in the tones of the south is like hearing Yorkshire characters given Somerset accents. It really is that different and destroys belief to the same extent in those of us who know - probably quite a large proportion of the likely audience for this book. PIty, because it's an interesting book and the reader is generally good.
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- Philadelphus

This may just earn me my ''Repeat Listener' badge

Her 'heart rattling like a box of matches in a shirt pocket': with wonderful lines such as this you know you're dealing with a craftsman of words. The story is quite straightforward, but told with a consummate skill thst draws you in and gives real dimension to the characters. As a Welshman of course, it's about home and characters that I recognise and all too easily identify with.
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- David J. Carpenter "Relocated Welshman, husband, father, grandad & parish priest aspiring to be a better cook; enjoys reading, walking, music, theatre."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-02-2008
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks