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Alys Conran


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Awdur: Alys Conran

ISBN: 9781474609432 
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 10 Ebrill 2019
Cyhoeddwr: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Llundain
Fformat: Clawr Caled, 242x162 mm, 384 tudalen
Iaith: Saesneg

Mae Magda yn byw ar ei phen ei hun mewn tŷ enfawr ger y môr. Yn gyn-wyddonydd gyda thymer ddrwg a dogn dda o falchder Prydeinig hen ffasiwn, nid yw am dderbyn cymorth gan unrhyw un - er bod ei chorff yn gwanhau a bod ei chartref yn syrthio'n ddarnau. Mae ei thafod llym yn peri bod ei gofalwyr yn ei gadael yn gyflym iawn. Hyd nes y daw Susheela.

Bywgraffiad Awdur:
Alys Conran's fiction, poetry, and translations have been placed in several competitions, including The Bristol Short Story Prize and The Manchester Fiction Prize. Having previously studied Literature at Edinburgh, she completed her MA in Creative Writing at Manchester. She also ran projects to increase access to creative writing and reading among traditionally excluded groups in north Wales. She was recently awarded a scholarship to write a second novel.
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
And Susheela, it turns out, is in even more trouble than Magda. Still reeling from the recent death of her mum and trying to prop up her heartbroken dad, she finds herself falling for Ewan, a beautiful, fragile young man recovering from the brutal experience of war.

The two women - seemingly separated by class, culture and time - strike up an unlikely and sometimes uneasy friendship. Magda's no-nonsense approach to life turns out to be an unexpected source of strength for Susheela; and Susheela's Bengali heritage brings back memories of Magda's childhood in colonial India, a time filled with servants and privilege, and terrible secrets.

Those memories slowly bring back to life the tragic figure of Magda's mother, Evelyn, once a warm hearted, and free-spirited school teacher in rural England who had her innocent optimism ground away by a controlling husband and the misery of being a respectable member of the Raj's ruling class - with devastating consequences.