Younger sister Ruth accepts home life and her Welshness with a contentment which eludes Rhiannon. She marries a local boy and is soon a housewife and a nurse to her aging grandfather, leaving Rhiannon alone, the family split, and Wales facing a vote for devolution and the choice between past dependence and the promise of independence.
Why did the referendum go the way it did? Robert Watson offers some fascinating suggestions in this gripping story.
Robert Watson was born in Newbridge, Gwent, and brought up in Pembrokeshire. He studied at the London School of Film Technique before becoming a teacher in Dorset, West Glamorgan and Suffolk. He is now a lecturer in Creative Writing at Bretton Hall College, the University of Leeds.