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Brittle with relics

Brittle with relics

Richard King

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'Brittle with Relics' is a landmark history of the people of Wales during a period of great national change. In the closing third of the 20th century, Wales experienced the simultaneous effects of deindustrialisation, the subsequent loss of employment and community cohesion, and the struggle for its language and identity. These changes were largely forced upon the country, whose own voice often went unheard outside Wales and was argued over within its frequently tempestuous borders. Featuring the voices of Neil Kinnock, Rowan Williams, Leanne Wood, Gruff Rhys, Michael Sheen, Nicky Wire, Sian James, Welsh language activists, members of former mining communities and many more, this is a vital history of a nation determined to survive, while maintaining the hope that Wales will one day thrive on its own terms.

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