David Painting's Amy Dillwyn PDF

By David Painting

ISBN-10: 0708326722

ISBN-13: 9780708326725

 Born into one in all Swansea’s so much unusual households, Amy Dillwyn (1845–1935) was once a Welsh novelist who tackled complicated type concerns in her works. Following the deaths of her brother in 1890 and her father in 1892, Dillwyn inherited her father’s bankrupt enterprise and, utilizing an competitive administration sort, restored it to prosperity. during this biography, established mostly on Dillwyn’s diaries, David portray sheds mild in this notable girl of remarkable spirit and character, revealing her to be not only a pioneering lady British industrialist and novelist but in addition an ardent proponent of social justice.

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I wonder if I shall ever again write my diary in you? indd 24 12/08/2013 16:17:03 Over at Penllergaer with her cousins Lucy and Elinor Llewelyn she found the weather bright and frosty and it seemed a good idea to go out into the grounds and make up a bonfire. Still an optimist she believed that everything would work out satisfactorily despite the setbacks and the delays. But then the blow fell. On 24 February 1864 she learnt from Minnie that something terrible and totally unexpected had happened.

She understood very clearly the difference between the outward politeness of society and the true feelings of those around her, feelings which were never shown, never discussed and seldom even referred to. Late one summer’s evening while sitting alone in her room in the Gothic splendour of Margam Castle after leaving the company of a large party of guests, she reflected on the contrast between appearance and reality. When the world seems so beautiful and peaceful it seems almost wrong there should be such unrest and bitterness and grief in it as there is.

When Hendrefoilan House was nearing completion Lewis Dillwyn seized an opportunity that was to set the pattern for the rest of his life and substantially influence the lives of his children. His father had sat in the Reform Parliament for five years as one of the country members, and by now he himself had developed markedly radical political ideas which he wanted to put into practice. In 1855 on the death of John Henry Vivian, the great industrialist who had represented Swansea for over twenty years, Lewis put his name forward as Liberal candidate in the by-election.

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