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Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood is the first of seven novels which make up The Land of the Living, a sequence which is one of the finest achievements of Welsh writing in English. Amy Parry is the central character of the series, and it is her struggles and the trials and tribulations of her family and friends that provide the framework of a complex model of twentieth-century experience, centred for the most part on Welsh life.

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“The supreme interpreter of Welsh life in English” –R. S. Thomas

R.S. Thomas

“The novel creates a vivid picture of a local community lovingly evoked by Mr Humphreys’s descriptive style. He is one of the most masterful yet natural-seeming authors of fiction in these islands today . . .” –Derek Stanford, The Scotsman

Derek Stanford | The Scotsman

“Richly endowed with character, this is the first in a sequence of novels . . . offering a long sequence of enjoyment for the future.” –Philippa Toomey, The Times

Philippa Toomey | The Times

“This novel reaffirms refreshingly that entertainment and deeper seriousness are not mutually exclusive.” –Janice Elliott, Sunday Telegraph

Janice Elliott | Sunday Telegraph

“Emyr Humphreys tells the story with his customary tact and sureness; he has a fine, unassuming and very effective prose style.” –Isobel Murray, The Financial Times

Isobel Murray | The Financial Times

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