The Red Hills

Author: Cornelius Weygandt

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 1512808601

Category: Art

Page: 264

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A personal testament of the author's heritage, The Red Hills outlines the Pennsylvania Dutch lifestyle as Cornelius Weygandt had experienced it. In the book Weygandt exposed his true passion for his heritage and offers a rich variety on Pennsylvania Dutch characteristics, customs, and crafts, written in an entertaining manner by one who has spent a lifetime collecting their lore.

On the Red Hill

Author: Mike Parker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473558867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 3701


WINNER OF THE WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2020 __________________________ 'A moving story of love, tradition and landscape.' Evening Standard, 'Books of the Year' 'A moving, multilayered memoir... extraordinary, ambitious... its scope is immense. A book that is deep in riches.' Simon Callow, Guardian 'A marvellous book... an uplifting tale of tranquillity sought and found in the nearest Britain gets to paradise.' Simon Jenkins 'There are worlds on worlds within this lyrical and profoundly cultured book. In an age of toxic artifice, this is the most necessary medicine: the tenderness of reality and the living, elemental, world.' Jay Griffiths __________________________ A multi-layered memoir of love, acceptance, finding home and the redemptive power of nature. In 2006, Mike Parker and his partner Peredur were witnesses at the civil partnership of their friends Reg and George, the first in the small Welsh town of Machynlleth. Years later, when Reg and George died within a few weeks of each other, Mike and Peredur discovered that they had been left their home: a whitewashed 'house from the children's stories', buried deep within the hills. On the Red Hill is the story of Rhiw Goch, 'the Red Hill', and its inhabitants, but also the story of a remarkable rural community and a legacy that extends far beyond bricks and mortar. It is a story that celebrates the turn of the year's wheel, of ever-changing landscapes, and of the family found in the unlikeliest of places. Highly commended by the judging panel for the 2020 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing __________________________ 'A delightful book about beauty, joy, love and home... to be celebrated and read.' Sara Maitland 'A great queer rural triumph of a book - wonderfully passionate, funny and insightful. It overflows with love.' Tom Bullough

Red Hill

Author: Tony Parker

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571304419

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 2015


The miners' strike of 1984-85 was one of the longest and most acrimonious in Britain's history. Six months after it ended, Tony Parker travelled to the North East of England to speak to people on both sides of the dispute and discover the views and feelings of a colliery community contemplating the bitter end of a whole way of life. '[Red Hill gives a] powerful idea of the tribulations suffered by everyone affected by the miners' strike.' Today 'Here are men and women with all their quirks and oddities, their emotions and prejudices.' TLS 'The reader is allowed to enter a secret, remote world which is at times heroic, but more often poignant and lonely.' Listener