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  • Woven
  • ISBN: 9781845278373
  • Angharad Tomos
  • Publication : April 2022
  • Adapted/Translated by Mícheál Ó hAodha
  • Format: Paperback, 198x128 mm, 250 pages

Moving from Penrhyn castle in Snowdonia in the 19th century to the harsh sugar plantations of Jamaica, this is a story of stark beauty and power exploring greed, violence and the struggle for equality and freedom. Two young girls on two continents. One lord with a hunger for profit. A shocking story of a slave girl and servant maid, a ship and castle and suffering beyond imagination.

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Two young girls Dorcas and Ebony separated by culture and continent but not by history. A lord with an insatiable desire for wealth and profit. Incorporating a range of narratives, time-frames and styles, this is the story of a slave girl in the West Indies and a servant-maid in Wales, of a dangerous journey across the rough seas by ship, a magnificent castle and the terrible suffering that accompanied slavery.

The original Welsh Y Castell Siwgr was shortlisted for Tir na n-Og Award 2021 and has been shortlisted for Book of the Year 2021.