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Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve
Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve

Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve


Library of Wales


210 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.00 (US $15.00) (CA $20.00)

Publication Date: July 2022

ISBN 9781913640118

Rights: US, CA, SAM & CAR

Parthian Books Ltd. (Jul 2022)
Parthian Books

Price: $15.00


Widely acclaimed for its warm humor, lyricism, and honesty, this accurate evocation of the 1930s has become a classic. In this delightful autobiographical novel, Dannie Abse skilfully interweaves public and private themes, setting the fortunes of a Jewish family in Wales against the troubled backdrop of the times: unemployment, the rise of Hitler and Mussolini, and the Spanish Civil War.


"Funny, moving, and idiosyncratic." —New Statesman  

"A loving, accurate and funny book." —Financial Times

Author Biography

Dannie Abse was born in Cardiff in 1923. He began his medical studies at the Welsh National School of Medicine and qualified as a doctor from Westminster Hospital, London in 1950. While still a student his first book of poems was published and his first play performed. Further poetry volumes followed over the decades, culminating in his New & Collected Poems (2003) and Running Late (2006). His first novel, Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve appeared in 1954 and his most recent, the Booker long-listed The Strange Case of Dr. Simmonds and Dr. Glas in 2002.