Genre(s): Literary Criticism
Series: Land of the Living
- April 1999 · 380pages · 198x123mm
- ·Paperback - 9780708315125
- · eBook - ESO html - 9780585243924
‘Flesh and Blood’ is the first novel in the very successful sequence of novels called the ‘Land of the Living’. Emyr Humphreys is one of the foremost Anglo-Welsh novelists in Wales. The author of 21 novels, one of which won the Somerset Maugham Award and another, The Toy Epic, now an A-Level set text, the Hawthornden Prize, he is also the Author of volumes of poetry, short stories and cultural criticism. He has also written a ‘selected history’ of Wales, The Taliesin Tradition. He is too a prolific and distinguished television dramatist whose Welsh Language work has frequently been screened on S4C and who has contributed notable programmes on Welsh history, myth and literature to Channel 4. The central concern of his novels is an examination of the means by which good is, or is not, passed down from generation to generation.
'Richly endowed with character, this is the first in a sequence of novels...offering a long sequence of enjoyment for the future.' Philippa Toomey, The Times