Simon Thirsk on Costa Shortlist

Welsh Books Council

Simon Thirsk on Costa Shortlist - 17 November 2010

A novel exploring the tensions between the Welsh and the English. It is a passionate defence of cultural and political identity, and a considered plea for tolerance. It is also a sustained attack on the forces of small-town bigotry and corruption. But, above all, it is an acknowledgement of the subtleties and ambiguities that exist in even the most entrenched attitudes.

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