Who is Richard Llewellyn?

Richard Llewellyn Popular Books

Richard Llewellyn Biography & Facts

Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd (8 December 1906 – 30 November 1983), known by his pen name Richard Llewellyn (Welsh: [ɬəˈwɛlɪn]), was a British novelist. Biography Llewellyn was born in Hendon, Middlesex in 1906, the oldest of three children to Welsh parents Sarah Anne née Thomas (1878–1929) and William Llewellyn Lloyd (1876–1942), a hotel clerk and later the assistant secretary to a club. Only after his death was it discovered that Llewellyn's claim that he was born in St Davids, West Wales, was false.In the U.S., Llewellyn won the National Book Award for favourite novel of 1940, voted by members of the American Booksellers Association.He lived a peripatetic existence, travelling widely throughout his life. Before World War II he spent periods working in hotels, wrote a play, worked as a coal miner and produced his best-known novel. During World War II he rose to the rank of Captain in the Welsh Guards. His sister Gwladys (a Royal Red Cross commandant) and her two daughters were killed during the bombing of London, in June 1944. Following the war he worked as a journalist, covering the Nuremberg Trials, and then as a screenwriter for MGM. During his lifetime, he lived in a variety of countries, including Italy, China, Brazil, Argentina, Kenya and Israel, in addition to Britain and Ireland.Llewellyn married twice: his first wife was Nona Theresa Catherine Sonsteby (1921–1988), whom he married in 1952 and divorced in 1968; his second wife was Susan Heimann, whom he married in 1974.Richard Llewellyn died of a heart attack in St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin on 30 November 1983. Themes Several of his novels dealt with a Welsh theme, the best-known being How Green Was My Valley (1939), which won international acclaim and was made into a classic Hollywood film. It immortalised the way of life of the South Wales Valleys coal mining communities, where Llewellyn spent a small amount of time with his grandfather. Three sequels followed.Llewellyn's novels often included the recurring element of protagonists who assume new identities (as they are transplanted into foreign cultures), such as the character Edmund Trothe whose adventures extend through several spy adventure books. Bibliography Poison Pen: A Play in Three Acts (1938) How Green Was My Valley (1939) None but the Lonely Heart (1943) A Few Flowers for Shiner (1950) A Flame for Doubting Thomas (1954) Sweet Witch (1955) Mr. Hamish Gleave (1956) The Flame of Hercules (1957) Warden of the Smoke and Bells (1958) Chez Pavan (1959) Up, into the Singing Mountain (1960) A Man in a Mirror (1964) Sweet Morn of Judas' Day (1965) Down Where the Moon is Small (1966) Bride of Israel My Love (1973) Hill of Many Dreams (1974) Green, Green My Valley Now (1975) At Sunrise, the Rough Music (1976) Tell Me Now and Again (1977) A Night of Bright Stars (1979) I Stand on a Quiet Shore (1982)Edmund Trothe seriesEnd of the Rug (1969) But We Didn't Get the Fox (1970) White Horse to Banbury Cross (1972) The Night is a Child (1974)Notes. Discover the Richard Llewellyn popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Richard Llewellyn books.

Best Seller Richard Llewellyn Books of January 2022

This Sweet And Bitter Earth book summary, reviews and downlod

This Sweet And Bitter Earth

0/5$3.99

The men of the North Wales slate quarries lived dangerous, unhealthy and underpaid lives; as a boy Toby Davies joined them. The quarries taught himprecious truths about poverty a...

The Deadly Eurasian book summary, reviews and downlod

The Deadly Eurasian

0/5$2.99

Mei Kayling, a member of the Chinese Red Guard and undercover agent, must lead a column of refugees across the mountains of China into Hong Kong, a perilous journey through villa...

Send Her Victorious book summary, reviews and downlod

Send Her Victorious

0/5$1.99

1848. When the French people besiege Paris, King Louis Philippe flees to England and the French aristocracy run for their lives. Even the Pope deserts the Vatican.Europe is in tu...

Rogue's March book summary, reviews and downlod

Rogue's March

0/5$2.99

James Alexander McAndrew is an artist, a raconteur and a drunk. A roarer who fights his way through every pub in Tiger Bay to become a bouncerin Toulouse-Lautrec's Montmartre.

Song of the Earth book summary, reviews and downlod

Song of the Earth

0/5$3.99

Mostyn Evan and his family, miners turned bargees, wage a glorious but hopeless struggle against rapacious coalmasters, Irish navvies, the ravages of cholera, and the bullying il...

This Proud and Savage Land book summary, reviews and downlod

This Proud and Savage Land

0/5$3.99

Hywel Mortymer's story begins in 1800 when he is sixteen and a dramatic change in fortune leads him, innocent and inexperienced, to a brutal anddangerous life working in the coal...

Moll book summary, reviews and downlod

Moll

0/5$2.99

The raven-haired beauty in the stagecoach looks every inch the French aristocrat she claims to be. But she is nothing of the sort. She is Moll Walbee, and she has left her reputa...

Witches' Sabbath book summary, reviews and downlod

Witches' Sabbath

0/5$2.99

The cauldron of revolution is boiling over and igniting the passions of the people of Ireland. The year is 1798 and seventeen year old John Regan faces danger and even death as h...

Tunnel Tigers book summary, reviews and downlod

Tunnel Tigers

0/5$2.99

Brunel, Stephenson, Locke and Vignoles - these were the magic names.And under them 10,000 laboured, blasting, shovelling and digging, changing the contours of Britain for a new a...

The Fire People book summary, reviews and downlod

The Fire People

0/5$3.99

Set in the ironmaking town of Merthyr Tydfil, The Fire People is the story of Dic Penderyn who in 1831 became the first Welsh Martyr of the working class. Han...

The Race of the Tiger book summary, reviews and downlod

The Race of the Tiger

0/5$3.99

Born into the appalling deprivation of Nineteenth Century Ireland, Jess O'Hara and his high-spirited sister, Karen, flee their impoverished homeland to seek a new life in America...

Land Of My Fathers book summary, reviews and downlod

Land Of My Fathers

0/5$3.99

Set against the background of the Chartist rebellion, LAND OF MY FATHERS is a heartfelt evocation of the greatest iron town in the world, Merthyr, and of the people who made it s...

The Sinews of Love book summary, reviews and downlod

The Sinews of Love

0/5$2.99

Orphaned by a tidal wave which claims her parents and her home, Ming Pei Sha is at the mercy of a world of human squalor and degradation. Destitute, she sells her body in a lovel...

The Dreams of Fair Women book summary, reviews and downlod

The Dreams of Fair Women

0/5$1.99

Hong Kong in the nineteenth century: a heady, overwhelming mixture of worldly commercialism, moral corruption and Eastern tradition. Into this strange and exciting world, o...

Requiem For A Patriot book summary, reviews and downlod

Requiem For A Patriot

0/5$3.99

1839. The queen's realm is in the grip of revolutionary fervour. John Frost, idealisticand charismatic leader of the South Wales Chartists leads his dispossessed followers to New...

The Healing Blade book summary, reviews and downlod

The Healing Blade

0/5$2.99

An epic of the days when personal honour and patriotism were moreimportant than any one man's life. John Regan has a secret mission crucial to the success of the infamous

The Dream And The Destiny book summary, reviews and downlod

The Dream And The Destiny

0/5$1.99

The Long March was an extraordinary feat of human endurance. Lin-Wai, a young doctor newly recruited into the Red Army, is caught up in the breakout of the followersof Mao and th...

The Love That God Forgot book summary, reviews and downlod

The Love That God Forgot

0/5$3.99

Wales has reached the apex of her industrial clamour. But young Tom Mortymer, son of rich industrialist Iestyn Mortymer, has turned his back on his inheritance, exchanging the be...

Tales From Tiger Bay book summary, reviews and downlod

Tales From Tiger Bay

0/5$3.99

The people who inhabited the dockland area of Cardiff, know as Tiger Bay,have engraved their personalities on the very air of Bute Street and, under Alexander Cordell's vivid pen...

If You Believe The Soldiers book summary, reviews and downlod

If You Believe The Soldiers

0/5$3.99

Britain in the mid-1980s is a country in the grip of a brutal fascist regime. There is rioting in the streets, cold-blood massacres by extremist political groups, attempted...

To Slay The Dreamer book summary, reviews and downlod

To Slay The Dreamer

0/5$2.99

From the Spanish sierras to the French Pyrenees, one desperate cause unites them.As the stromclouds gather in the passionate fight against the Fascists, a young Spanish cou...

A Thought of Honour book summary, reviews and downlod

A Thought of Honour

0/5$3.99

John Macmasters is an expert in the highly specialised skill of defusing explosives. his is the most nerve-racking job of them all - face to face with the possibility of a sudden...

Land of Heart's Desire book summary, reviews and downlod

Land of Heart's Desire

0/5$3.99

Iestyn Mortymer was sentenced to twenty-one years transportation to the colonies for his part in the Chartist Rebellion of 1839. But three years on, he escaped during the massacr...

Peerless Jim book summary, reviews and downlod

Peerless Jim

0/5$3.99

Jim Driscoll, adopted Welshman, one of the greatest boxers who ever lived. Robust, hot-headed, a born fighter - and a legend in his own lifetime. Moving between South Wales...

Hosts of Rebecca book summary, reviews and downlod

Hosts of Rebecca

0/5$3.99

It is the time of the Rebecca Riots when economic turmoil and unjust taxes have left the communities of south Wales in dire poverty with many on the brink of starvation. Atime wh...

The Traitor Within book summary, reviews and downlod

The Traitor Within

0/5$2.99

A fourteen-year-old Chinese boy struggles to prove his loyalty and courage to his commune and country in the face of his fear of a predicted attack on his village by the Taiwanes...

The White Cockade book summary, reviews and downlod

The White Cockade

0/5$2.99

An enthralling story of high adventure, ambush and pursuit, plot and counterplot during the ill-fated United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798.When seventeen-year-old John Regan ...

Sea Urchin book summary, reviews and downlod

Sea Urchin

0/5$2.99

The Isle of Man is a Fairy place. If you know where to look, you may still find the little people, as they are called. On the Island lived a Chinese boy, Hu, with his fathe...

Rape of the Fair Country book summary, reviews and downlod

Rape of the Fair Country

0/5$3.99

The first volume in Alexander Cordell's classic trilogy of mid-nineteenth century Wales.Set in the grim valleys of the Welsh iron country during the turbulent times of the Indust...

Beloved Exile book summary, reviews and downlod

Beloved Exile

0/5$3.99

Iestyn Mortymer, captured during the chartist Rebellion, is tried at the Monmouth Assizes and sentenced to twenty-one years transportation for crimes against Her Imperial Majesty...

Best Seller Richard Llewellyn Audio Books of January 2022

Rape of the Fair Country: The Mortymer Trilogy, Book 1 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Rape of the Fair Country: The Mortymer Trilogy, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Classics$16.99

A dazzling new recording of this classic best-seller to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author's birth, Rape of the Fair Country follows its hero Iestyn Mortimer from boyhood ...

Hosts of Rebecca: The Mortymer Trilogy, Book Two (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Hosts of Rebecca: The Mortymer Trilogy, Book Two (Unabridged)

Fiction$17.99

The epic story of the Mortymer family continues in this thrilling sequel to The Rape of the Fair Country set around the Rebecca Riots, when economic turmoil and unjust taxes plunge th...

You were invited to try Coinbase!Coinbase is the world's most trusted place to buy and sell cryptocurrency. Open an account today, and if you buy or sell $100 or more of crypto, you'll receive $10 worth of free Bitcoin!