How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn’s bestselling—and timeless—classic, as well as the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. Drawn simply and lovingly, with a crisp Welsh humor, Llewellyn’s characters fight, love, laugh, and cry, creating an indelible portrait of a people.
This much-loved book won the National Book Award for favorite novel of 1940.
How Green Was My Valley
This is one of the finest books ever written. Further, Ralph Cosham’s narration of this enduring classic completely does it justice. His voice, style, inflection, and overall reading of the book is mesmerizing, entertaining, enthralling, and moving beyond words. I will read and listen to this book often - for I must atone to myself for waiting so long to read it. I very well may have been a much different person today had I read it earlier. I am not overstating the author nor the narrator’s work in saying they are both life changing. I will be forever indebted to them.