Across the Severn
Eva Goldsworthy Other books by Eva Goldsworthy
"Across the Severn" gives a fascinating insight into the social history of early twentieth century Wales. The story begins with the hardships of life in the Welsh mining village of Ogmore Vale and describes the author's parents forced uprooting and their efforts to survive the hardships of industrial stagnation. Embittered by the miners' strike of 1921, the family decide to leave Wales for an uncertain future in Gloucester. We follow their lives as the struggle to settle in a hostile environment. The author's lively and honest style makes "Across the Severn" an enjoyable and fascinating read. She has set personal events and beliefs against the wider historical and political backdrop, painting a vivid picture of how individuals coped with the challenges of unprecedented economic and social change.