by Evans, Margiad | Biography & True Stories
Published 08/09/2022 by Honno Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 186 pages
Staff Pick, Cristina:
Part of Honno’s Welsh Women’s Classics series, Margiad Evan’s Autobiography is such a unique and beautiful piece of writing it clearly deserves a much wider audience. Not an autobiography as such this book only covers a few years of the writer’s life: Autobiography documents Evan’s quasi mystical relationship with the Welsh countryside in the south Herefordshire/Wales borderland near Ross-on-Wye whilst she waits for her husband to return from WWII. Evans uses the surrounding nature as inspiration to reflect upon creativity and life. She calls this “earth writing”. Her sublime depiction of nature is almost transcendent.