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Author: Richard Llewellyn Narrator: Walter Pidgeon, Roddy McDowall Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781783940479
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Based in a mining village in Wales at the turn of the 19th century, How Green Was My Valley catches the impossible dilemmas that were created in society’s irreversible shift from pastoral to industrial through Huw Morgan, the youngest son of seven. Loyalty, education, economics, and manhood are examined in this pre-union tightly knit mining community. Sentimentalized with lots of atmosphere, this is a moving account of an important chapter in British history that affects every corner of the world.

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About the Author

Richard Llewellyn (1906–1983), a Welsh novelist, was born in Hendon, England, in the county of Middlesex. Before World War II, he spent periods working in hotels, wrote a play, worked as a coal miner, and produced his best known novel, How Green Was My Valley, as well as nineteen other novels. After the war he worked as a journalist, covering the Nuremberg Trials, and then as a screenwriter for MGM.

About the Narrators

Maureen O’Hara is a Hollywood film actress who was paired with Hollywood’s leading men in such swashbucklers as Sinbad the Sailor and The Black Swan. She achieved further fame starring in Miracle on 34th Street, Our Man in Havana, and The Parent Trap.

Roddy McDowall (1928–1998) was a British actor born in London. After a stint in theater, he returned to film in Cleopatra. Afterwards, he took a recurring television role on the Batman series. In 1968, he played Cornelius in the film and television versions of Planet of the Apes. Toward the end of his career, he provided his voice for numerous animated series.