Raymond Williams – Border Country – First UK Edition 1960 – The basis for the film

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Raymond Williams – Border Country – First UK Edition 1960 – The basis for the film

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A first printing of the author’s first novel published by Chatto and Windus in 1960. A near fine book with an inscription on the ffep. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some wear to the corners and one closed tear to the spine. Some wear to the edges. Border Country tells the tale of Matthew Price, a university lecturer in economic history, who returns from London to visit his sick father in the fictional village of Glynmawr in the Black Mountains, a rural area but closely connected to the nearby coal mining valleys of the South Wales coalfield. His father had been a railway signalman, and the story includes lengthy flashbacks to the 1920s and 1930s, including the General Strike and its impact on a small group of railway workers living in a community made up mostly of farmers. It also describes Matthew Price’s decision to leave his own community, studying at Cambridge before becoming a lecturer in London.

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A first printing of the author’s first novel published by Chatto and Windus in 1960. A near fine book with an inscription on the ffep. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some wear to the corners and one closed tear to the spine. Some wear to the edges. Border Country tells the tale of Matthew Price, a university lecturer in economic history, who returns from London to visit his sick father in the fictional village of Glynmawr in the Black Mountains, a rural area but closely connected to the nearby coal mining valleys of the South Wales coalfield. His father had been a railway signalman, and the story includes lengthy flashbacks to the 1920s and 1930s, including the General Strike and its impact on a small group of railway workers living in a community made up mostly of farmers. It also describes Matthew Price’s decision to leave his own community, studying at Cambridge before becoming a lecturer in London.