Tag Archives: Bruce Chatwin

Creative thinking

REMINDER: This was written in February, aka BCEW (before COVID evicerated the world). I can’t think of many novels about new ideas — about how the thinkers came up with them, rather than the consequences to the world — but … Continue reading

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In Welsh hills

Another review to add to Paula Bardell-Hedley’s Wales Readathon. Chatwin’s novel of 20th century life in the Black Hills of Wales wasn’t in my TBR pile for this month, but it called to me from the pages of Anthony Bailey’s … Continue reading

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Bruce Chatwin in Wales

On the Black Hill (1982), 249 pp. Twin brothers Benjamin and Lewis Jones, born in 1900, are the main characters in this novel, but Wales also has a starring role. In other words, this book isn’t just about Benjamin and … Continue reading

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