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Think of England Essay

Peter Ho Davies
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Aubrey holds a Ph.D. in English and has published many articles on contemporary literature. In this essay, Aubrey discusses "Think of England" in the context of the historical relations between the English and the Welsh, and the role of Welsh nationalism in the twentieth century.

In "Think of England," Davies returns to the same setting he chose for his story "A Union," which appeared in his first short story collection, The Ugliest House in the World. "A Union" takes place in 1899, during a bitter strike at a slate quarry in North Wales. The strike drags on for months as the ruthless employers refuse to give any ground. Hated English soldiers are called in to keep order in the town. Eventually, the union runs out of money and the men straggle back to work. This unnamed town, forty-five years later, is the setting for "Think of England...

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