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The Jeweller

Caryl Lewis

The Jeweller

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Author: Caryl Lewis

ISBN: 9781912905058

Publication Date: 19 August 2019

Publisher: Honno, Aberystwyth

Adapted/Translated by Gwen Davies.

Format: Paperback, 198x129 mm, 184 pages

Language: English

♥ English Book of the Month: October 2019

Mari, a market stall holder, supplements her trade with wares she acquires from clearing the houses of the dead. She lives alone in a tiny shore side cottage, with only a monkey for company. As she works on cutting an emerald she inches closer to the perfect gem but also towards a discovery that will transform her life.

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Author Biography:

Caryl Lewis has published eleven Welsh-language books for adults, three novels for young adults and thirteen children’s books. Her novel Martha, Jac a Sianco (Y Lolfa, 2004), won Wales Book of the Year in 2005. Caryl wrote the script for a film based on Martha, Jac a Sianco, which won the Atlantis Prize at the 2009 Moondance Festival. Her television credits include adapting Welsh-language scripts for the acclaimed crime series 'Y Gwyll / Hinterland'.

Gwen Davies grew up in a Welsh-speaking family in West Yorkshire. She has translated into English the Welsh language novels Martha, Jack and Shanco (Caryl Lewis, Parthian, 2007) and The Jeweller (Caryl Lewis) and is co-translator, with the author, of Robin Llywelyn's White Star (Parthian, 2003). She is the editor of Sing Sorrow Sorrow, Dark and Chilling Tales (Seren, 2010). Gwen has edited the literary journal, New Welsh Review, since 2011. She lives in Aberystwyth.