The Coward's Tale
Gebbie, Vanessa 
   

Format: Hardback
Library Classification: Adult Fiction
BIC Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: 7/11/2011
Place of Publication: United Kingdom


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The boy Laddy Merridew, sent to live with his grandmother, stumbles off the bus into a small Welsh mining community, where he begins an unlikely friendship with Ianto Passchendaele Jenkins, the town beggar-storyteller. Ianto is watchman over the legacy of the collapse many years ago of Kindly Light Pit, a disaster whose echoes reverberate down the generations of the town. Through Ianto's stories Laddy is drawn into both the town's history and the conundrums of the present.