the son of Richard and Mary Jane Goodwin, he was born at Llanllwchaearn, Montgomeryshire, 1 May 1903. He attended Towyn County School, and from 1922 to 1938 lived by journalism and authorship in London. In 1932 he married Rhoda Margaret, daughter of Harold Storey. His first books were Conversations with George Moore (1929) and the semi-autobiographical Call Back Yesterday (1935). He then turned to fiction and Welsh subjects, with The Heyday in the Blood (1936), The White Farm, (short stories; 1937), Watch for the Morning (1938), and Come Michaelmas (1939). His stories of Wales and the Border are vivid and earthy. After his return to Wales he lived in Upper Corris and then in Montgomery, where he died 10 October 1941.
Published date: 2001
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