Hafan Llyfrau Basged Man Talu Fy Nghyfrif Cymorth Cynigion Arbennig Cysylltu   English  
 
Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
 
Mewngofnodi
 
Cofrestru
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Wish House, The
Celia Rees
ISBN: 9780333947395 (0333947398)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Medi 2005
Cyhoeddwr: Picador, Llundain
Addas i oed 12+ neu Cyfnod Allweddol 3/4 Fformat: Clawr Caled, 205x140 mm, 218 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Ar gael Ein Pris: £10.99 
Does dim Adolygiad Cwsmer i'r teitl hwn.
 
Ysgrifennwch Adolygiad Cwsmer
Nofel wedi ei gosod ar arfordir gorllewin Cymru yng nghanol yr 1970au yn portreadu colli diniweidrwydd, profiadau cyntaf o gariad, rhyw a marwolaeth, a theimladau tywyll o genfigen a brad wrth i fachgen ifanc gael ei hudo gan deulu anarferol sy'n arfer cariad rhydd a chymryd cyffuriau.

A novel set on the West Wales coast in the 1970s portraying the loss of innocence, first experiences of love, sex and death, and dark feelings of jealousy and betrayal as an adolescent boy is seduced by an unusual family who practice free love and experiment with drugs.
The long hot summer of 1976 is the backdrop to this story set in West Wales. For Richard, looking back, that summer marked the end of his childhood. It was the summer he experienced his ‘first love, first sex, first death’.

Richard and his family had been spending the summer in their caravan for years, but this year his boyhood friend, Dylan, had grown up and away from him. The meeting with Clio and her family opened up to Richard a world far removed from his own. The Dalton family have a different way of living where ‘nothing is hidden or forbidden’.

The figure of Clio’s father, the famous artist Jethro Dalton, sits at the centre of this novel, obsessed with the themes of myth and youth and riddled with guilt. As he admits at the end, Jethro manipulates the relationship between Richard and Clio for his own ends. The relationship is an intense one on Richard’s part, but what are Clio’s real feelings?

Rees conveys the intense feelings of first love convincingly and creates an atmosphere of other worldliness around the Dalton household. The story is told in flashback with artists’ exhibition statements interspersed with the text to enhance the narrative.

Myth, witchcraft, secrets, guilt, fear are themes that find their way into this novel, and it could be thought that the author has overdone the mix. Yet the characters remain believable and one does care about their fate. A readable novel for the young adult market.

Margaret Griffiths

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

Gellir defnyddio’r adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com, trwy ganiatâd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.

Does dim Adolygiad Cwsmer, hyd yma, i'r llyfr hwn.
 
Llyfr y Mis
Cymraeg
Mam - Cerddi gan Famau, ...
 
£9.95
 
Prynwch
Saesneg
Talk Welsh
Heini Gruffudd
£6.95
 
Prynwch
Plant
Mis yr Ŷd
Manon Steffan Ros
£5.99
 
Prynwch