Secret Sins

Sex, Violence and Society in Carmarthenshire 1870-1920

Author(s) Russell Davies

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest, History

  • November 2012 · 327 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708325568
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708325575
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783165452

About The Book

Sleepy rustic Carmarthenshire was secretly a hotbed of debauchery, violence and drunkenness according to Russell Davies in a new edition of his very successful book, Secret Sins. Behind the facade of idyllic rural life, there was a twilight world of mental illness, suicide, crime, vicious assaults, infanticide, cruelty and other assorted acts of depravity. This almost anecdotal historical study is often funny, sometimes disturbing, always revealing.

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Russell Davies

Russell Davies is a broadcaster and writer; he is the author of Secret Sins: Sex, Violence and Society in Carmarthenshire 1870–1920; Hope and Heartbreak: a Social History of Wales and the Welsh, 1776–1870, and People, Places and Passions: Pain and Pleasure, a Social History of Wales and the Welsh, 1870–1945.

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