Davies, Peter Ho. The Welsh girl, a novel.

Author:Theiss, Nola
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

DAVIES, Peter He. The Welsh girl, a novel. Houghton Mifflin. 338p. c2007. 978-0-618-91852-2. $13.95. SA

A small village in North Wales is the setting for this story, which takes place right after D-Day. The impact of the war is felt by one family whose son is missing in action and by the entire town when they find that a POW camp that is being built nearby brings not only German prisoners but also their English captors. The local Welsh villagers have animosity toward both. Seventeen-year-old Esther Evans, working as a barmaid, is pursued by a village boy off to war and by a handsome English worker who uses her innocence to entrap her. Meanwhile, she, along with the other townspeople, especially the young boys, is drawn to the POW camp where she...

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