Crumbling Pageant

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Set in the second half of the 19th Century, Crumbling Pageant is the story of Catherine Jones and her lifelong fascination with Morfa mansion. The daughter of a doctor, who has risen above his farming background, and an English former governess, Catherine moves uneasily between the chapel-going Joneses and the local gentry wives. Despite her mother’s fervent desire for her to enter the upper echelons of society, when her cousin William falls in love with her she looks destined to remain in the farming community. Crumbling Pageant is the twenty-fifth publication in the Welsh Women’s Classics series.

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Elisabeth Inglis-Jones (1900-1994) published her first novel Starved Fields in 1929, which caused something of a scandal because its picture of Cardiganshire life showed the men, at least, as drunken brutes. It was followed by five more novels, but in her later years she turned to local history and biography. Sally Roberts Jones is a poet, historian and critic. Born in London to a Welsh family and educated at UCNW, Bangor, she trained as a librarian, moving to Port Talbot as Reference Librarian in 1967.

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"In republishing Crumbling Pageant, with Inglis-Jones' undeniable talent for storytelling, characterisation and lifelong passion for Wales, the publisher is reviving her reputation as a great Welsh woman writer worthy of further appreciation." —Jane Bowden, New Welsh Review
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