Snobs and Sardines: Rhondda Schooldays Mary Davies Parnell

ISBN: 9781854110954

Published: January 1st 1993

Hardcover

220 pages


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Snobs and Sardines: Rhondda Schooldays  by  Mary Davies Parnell

Snobs and Sardines: Rhondda Schooldays by Mary Davies Parnell
January 1st 1993 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 220 pages | ISBN: 9781854110954 | 3.21 Mb

Snobs and Sardines: Rhondda Schooldays is the sequel to Mary Davies Parnells charming first book of memoirs, Block Salt and Candles: A Rhondda Childhood. We now follow Mary to Porth County Girls School, meet her new friends, teachers and theMoreSnobs and Sardines: Rhondda Schooldays is the sequel to Mary Davies Parnells charming first book of memoirs, Block Salt and Candles: A Rhondda Childhood. We now follow Mary to Porth County Girls School, meet her new friends, teachers and the formidable headmistress, Miss Hudd.

We discover the joys of school sports day, the horrors of exams and school dinners (noxious boiled cabbage and semolina like glue). Mary finds a talent for French and for snapping needles to avoid Needlework (double agony). We also follow Mary and her fellow pupils through their many adventures at school parties, outings, opening days, and the annual school Eisteddfod, where Mary finds, to her shock, that she has made the piano final. Full of the same lively wit and poignant details that enliven Block Salt and Candles, Snobs and Sardines is also a fascinating portrait of Rhondda life in the 1940s.

Mary Davies Parnells infectious style, her accurate ear for dialogue and her sharp eye for detail, makes this book not only indispensable to fellow Porth County alumni, but a joy for the general reader.



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