Life Behind the Screen Book Bundle
  • Life Behind the Screen Book Bundle


    Elaine Morgan 'A Life Behind the Screen' by Daryl Leeworthy Book Bundle

    Book + handmadmade chocolate bar + art card plus includes gift wrap and personalised option 


    This new bundle is a wonderful mix of valleys-related creativity - writing, chocolate making and art!


    Sales of these bundles support the Workers Gallery, independent writers and artists working with indie welsh publishers - Seren and Afan Vale Chocolate handmaking chocolate here in the welsh valleys.  


    They can be sent as a treat for a loved one with a personalised message & we will hand write your message and gift wrap te bundle on your behalf. Or treat yourself!



    Published to celebrate Elaine Morgan’s centenary, this informative biography restores Morgan’s reputation and establishes her significant place in writing from Wales. It outlines her early days living only just above the poverty line in the Rhondda in a Labour/Communist steeped family, before reading English Literature at Oxford.The book details Morgan’s early career in (left-wing) adult education, her marriage to an International Brigade veteran, her continuing political engagement and her success as a writer of stories and journalism. This brought her to screenwriting and adaptations for tv, and in particular the BBC. In this her career ran in parallel with fellow Rhondda author Gwyn Thomas, and Leeworthy traces their rise and the reasons behind it.Morgan went from being among the very first women writers for radio and television to one of the pre-eminent screenplay writers in the UK. She was truly a pioneer, on whose shoulders today’s female television writers stand. She is perhaps best known for her adaptation of How Green Was My Valley, and her original screenplay, Lloyd George. Morgan spent forty years screenwriting before a radical move into anthropology and ethics, with Descent of Woman and The Aquatic Ape. These books made her even more famous and more influential, and she spoke about them at conferences around the world.Despite her enormous international reputation Morgan was essentially a Valleys person and the book explores the importance of Welsh identity to her. She was an early campaigner for Welsh language education, and became a Western Mail columnist towards the end of her life, a commentator on Welsh affairs, both political and social.This richly detailed biography is essential in understanding the life and work of this important writer

    Seren Books


    Chocolate Bar 

    Handmade by Afan Vale Chocolates in the Afan Valley. Foil & paper wrapped. Message us for flavour queries and/or allergy information. Currently violet fondant or mint and lavender available.


    Art Card

    Pontypridd by Gayle Rogers - from a drawing created in the Rhondda. Designed and printed in Wales. Blank inside. C6 with white envelope.


    Sending as a gift? Add your special message in the message box provided and we will add it to the parcel and dispatch to your loved one for you. The book will be eco gift wrapped in brown paper and coloured paper ribbon, the chocolate bar in tissue paper and paper riboon. Personalised message and gift wwrapping is included in the price.


    Tracked delivery. UK only. Please note delivery delays due to the current COVID 19 situation may be experienced