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Richards, Alun 1929-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 181 publications in 3 languages and 1,804 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories, English  Biographies  Autobiographies  Short stories  History  Caricatures and cartoons  Sea stories  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: PR6068.I244, 823.01089429
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alun Richards
 
Most widely held works by Alun Richards
The Penguin book of Welsh short stories by Alun Richards( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is my hope that the Wales of the past and present is well represented in this volume, together with the world of work and workmen in some of our more ravaged terrains.'In twenty-four short stories, written by Welsh men and women, for the most part about Welsh people, we are treated to depictions of valley and mountain, country and town, as well as offered powerful and moving insights into the nature of the people
Barque whisper by Alun Richards( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home to an empty house by Alun Richards( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home To An Empty House' tells in Alun Richards' incisive style the story of a marriage that has long since lost its sparkle. Walter, the wisecracking paranoiac and Connie, teacher of the 'backward class', are a couple who know a lot about sex but little about each other. The industrial revolution is over and the South Wales valleys are slowly but surely losing their identity. Walter is forced through illness to reflect on his flaws while Connie attempts to sate her wanderlust
Carwyn, a personal memoir by Alun Richards( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterpiece of sports writing, 'Carwyn: A Personal Memoir' is a reflection on the connected yet divergent cultural forces which had shaped both the rugby coach and the author; a dazzling sidestep of an essay in both social and personal interpretation
Selected stories by Alun Richards( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elgar Davies, Hon. Sec. of Pontlast RFC; scandalised Elmyra Mouth; lawyer Bunny Leyshon; Jehoidah Wetter, public convenience attendant; dream girl Dottie Lemon; Esme and her famous fly-half husband. The characters from Alun Richards's classic short stories are joined by new figures soon to be held in equal affection: T.J., leading figure in the new television company; milkman Jimmy Reeve; Ben Brayley, returning celebrity; Huw Pugh-Jones, who gets the boating bug. From the valleys chip shop to Broadcasting House, and from the rugby club to the yacht club, Alun Richards creates a world marked by his acute observation and exact ear for dialogue. Surefooted in the politics of relationships, adept at his reading of social strata, sympathetic to the weaknesses of his characters, Richards is writing at his best in these memorable stories
The New Penguin book of Welsh short stories( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ennal's Point by Alun Richards( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dai country; short stories by Alun Richards( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of Dai Country - the central valleys of twentieth-century South Wales from the 1930s to the 1970s - was the metropolis of Pontypridd, and it is from this vantage point in time and space that Alun Richards cast his baleful eye on the personal relationships and social ambitions of the inhabitants of this much-fabled country. In this compendium volume, the best of his short stories, as funny and savage as they are scathing and compassionate, are combined with his entrancing autobiographical memoir Days of Absence to take us to the core of those incomparable valleys, with their lived
God--alive! by Alun Richards( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Miss Merthyr Tydfil : stories by Alun Richards( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home to an empty house by Alun Richards( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home To An Empty House tells in Alun Richards' incisive style the story of a marriage that has long since lost its sparkle. Walter, the wisecracking paranoiac and Connie, teacher of the 'backward class', are a couple who know a lot about sex but little about each other. The industrial revolution is over and the South Wales valleys are slowly but surely losing their identity. Walter is forced through illness to reflect on his flaws while Connie attempts to sate her wanderlust
Plays for players by Alun Richards( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Penguin book of Welsh short stories( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A touch of glory : 100 years of Welsh rugby by Alun Richards( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin book of sea stories( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the sea from many contributors including Joseph Conrad, C.S. Forester and Ernest Hemingway
Against the waves by Alun Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attack! Maneaters( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharks: Free-diving cameramen used themselves as bait to discover the true nature and feeding patterns of these monsters of the deep. Crocodiles: They possess patience and a very good memory - ambushing their prey when they least expect it
A woman of experience by Alun Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Penguin book of sea stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Miss Merthyr Tydfil and other stories by Alun Richards( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Penguin book of Welsh short stories
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Home to an empty houseCarwyn, a personal memoirSelected storiesDai country; short storiesHome to an empty houseThe second Penguin book of Welsh short stories
Alternative Names
Alun Richards British writer

Alun Richards Brits romanschrijver (1929-2004)

Alun Richards écrivain britannique

Alun Richards escriptor britànic

Alun Richards escritor británico

Alun Richards novelista británicu (1929–2004)

Alun Richards romancista britânico

Alun Richards romanziere britannico

Alun Richards shkrimtar britanik

ألون ريتشاردز كاتب بريطاني

Languages
English (114)

German (1)

French (1)