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Sarah Rhiannon Davies Jones (1921-2014)

Sarah Rhiannon Davies Jones

Rhiannon Davies Jones was one of the finest exponents of the historical novel in Welsh. She depicted women’s lives with great sympathy in Lleian Llanllŷr a Fy Hen Lyfr Cownt, and gave powerful expression to her own nationalist ideals in a series of novels about the struggle for independence of the princes of Gwynedd.

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