The Disaster

A novel inspired by the 1966 Aberfan diaster


John Summers


New English Library, London, 1970
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Printing Details

First paperback edition. 17.5 × 10.5cm, 222pp.

From the cover, "Journalist Joe Parry returns to his native Wales to find himself involved in the most tragic disaster in this country's history. He experiences sickening horror when a coaltip slides and buries a school and then in the aftermath sees at first hand monumental bungling and archaic legislation when a National disaster fund is set up. He also becomes caught up in the violent nationalism of the Free Wales Army and comes to understand the desperate and dangerous urgency that inspires their aims and methods." A searing novel inspired by the 1966 Aberfan disaster for which the author held the National Coal Board responsible.


Good condition for a vintage paperback. There is a little fading to the spine, tanning to the pages and creasing to the font cover but remaining in perfectly sound readable condition.



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