Black Parade Jack Jones Black Parade An unsentimental picture of life in the Welsh mining town of Merthyr Tydfil at the turn of the last century This portrait of working class life in the Victorian era explores the hardships of family li
  • Title: Black Parade
  • Author: Jack Jones
  • ISBN: 9781906998141
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
Black Parade Jack JonesAn unsentimental picture of life in the Welsh mining town of Merthyr Tydfil at the turn of the last century This portrait of working class life in the Victorian era explores the hardships of family life Saran, the novel s female protagonist, faces hard times as the wife of a hard drinking miner and deals with the devastating effects of World War I.
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  1. Jack Jones was, in his time, a bit of a jack of all trades He was a miner, and a political speaker, and goodness knows what else, before he was a writer So Black Parade is informed by all of those things a lively and vivid account of Merthyr, as he knew it, both during the height of its industrial life, and during the decline At the center of his story is a woman called Saran, a Welsh woman who manages her husband and brother and brings up her family losing some of them to war in that environmen [...]

  2. Jack Jones was a political man In his day he joined the Miners Federation, he joined the Communist Party, then Labour and then the Liberals, standing as Liberal Candidate for Neath in 1929 He served as a regular soldier in the First World War He was a man involved in the South Wales collieries, active in his community Like all great writers, he watched and listened, and Black Parade, his novel of 1935, is the fruit of all this engagement.His first novel was Rhondda Roundabout, a year before, but [...]

  3. First published in 1935, Black Parade chronicles the lives of hard working, hard drinking miner Glyn and his wife Saran in the Welsh coal town of Merthyr, from the 1880s to the then present It is inevitably compared with Richard Llewellyn s famous How Green Was My Valley, published in 1939 Where Llewellyn is lyrical, nostalgic, and sentimental, Jack Jones himself a former miner is unsentimental, matter of fact, and plain speaking That may sound like a compliment, but Llewellyn s is the better n [...]

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