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Here Are Lovers

Written by Hilda Vaughan in 1926, this historical novel is the story of how Gronwy and Laetitia are trapped, one by class, the other by gender and explores the ways in which these roles intersect with nationality in 19th-century Wales.

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"19th Century South Wales

Bored and frustrated with the restricted life of a Victorian young lady, Laetitia—the beautiful and bookish daughter of the local Anglicized Squire Wingfield—encounters the romance she longs for when she becomes lost during a clandestine nighttime ride and is rescued by Gronwy Griffitch, the son of a Welsh tenant farmer. Attempting to assist Gronwy’s ambitions to become a classical scholar by lending him books from her father’s library, Laetitia becomes increasingly aware of her own disempowerment and the passionate desires that drive her into a love affair with him. Their secret meetings are paralleled with the tender relationship developing between Gronwy’s brother Peter and another local farmer’s daughter, Elizabeth Evans. After Gronwy is imprisoned for inciting a riot at the local by-election, the narrative moves inexorably towards its tragic ending."

Hilda Campbell Vaughan was a Welsh novelist and short story writer writing in English. Her ten varied novels are set mostly in her native Radnorshire.

Here Are Lovers
Here Are Lovers