Named Wales’s Greatest Novel
This outstanding novel tells of one boy’s journey into the grown-up world. By the light of a full moon our narrator and his friends Huw and Moi witness a side to their Welsh village life that they had no idea existed, and their innocence is exchanged for the shocking reality of the adult world.
One Moonlit Night is one of Britain’s most significant and brilliant pieces of fiction, a lost contemporary classic that deserves rediscovery.
“A remarkable book that recalls Under Milk Wood”
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“One of the great lost voices … For its portrayal of a vanished way of life, and for its evocation of the tearless sadness of insanity, this strange, melancholy book deserves to be widely read”
“Heart-wrenching. A classic to be read and reread”
“An esoteric masterpiece.”
“Lyrical and visceral, comic and tragic, compellingly earthy and maddeningly gothic - after 40 years this literary oddity continues to elude classification”
Caradog Prichard (1904-80) was born in the slate-quarrying town of Bethesda, in north-west Wales. He moved to London, and after the Second World War became a sub-editor on the foreign desk at the Daily Telegraph. During this time he wrote four prize-winning odes and this exceptional novel, which has posthumously been named The Greatest Welsh Novel of all time.