The Secret Room

By: Eames, Marion

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Octavo, pp 181, very clean internally, paperback, covers very slightly curled but still an excellent copy. [The author was a Welsh novelist writing mainly in Welsh. This is her best-known work of fiction - an historical novel Y Stafell Ddirgel (1969), which was translated into English by Margaret Phillips as The Secret Room (1975). This was later adapted as a BBC television drama series.]. {The story is set in the reign of King Charles II of England and follows the experiences of Quaker leader Rowland Ellis who founded a Welsh colony in Pennsylvania after being forced to leave Wales because of religious persecution. Rowland Ellis becomes a Quaker as a result of the influence of a neighbour, but his wife does not share his religious beliefs. Following her death, he marries a sympathetic cousin. He is betrayed to the authorities by a servant he has dismissed, who describes a "secret room" he claims to have seen in the house, containing objects of Catholic worship. However, this is not the main reason why the novel is named "The Secret Room", as it also refers to the secret room within one's heart where the inner light is found. Ellis and his fellow Quakers are imprisoned and illegally condemned to death, but are released following the direct intervention of the king. Nevertheless, they decide to leave Wales for a better life in America.}

Title: The Secret Room

Author Name: Eames, Marion

Categories: Fiction, Religion,

Publisher: Gomer Press: 1995

ISBN Number: 0185902291x

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 016693