In March of this year the Society was contacted by Dr Maria F. Garcia-Bermejo Giner of Dpto. de Filologia Inglesa Salamanca University Spain regarding Geraint Goodwin's novel "Come Michaelmas". The University was anxious to obtain a copy of this novel as an excellent example of the use of the Shropshire dialect, and had been directed to this novel via a reference to Geraint Goodwin in Lucien Leclaire's "A General Analytical Bibliography of the Regional Novelists of the British Isles 1800-1950". Geraint set this book in Moreton a border town which in reality is Newtown, Mid Wales. Many words used in this novel e.g. "canna" "danna" and "summat" are of Shropshire origin. The Society was pleased to be approached and were able to provide a copy of this now out of print novel. It will be transcribed by the University during this summer and kept on record for their literary department. Later this year the University will forward their comments and,hopefully, a photo of the University both of which will be posted on the Geraint Goodwin website. Here at the Society we are delighted that Geraint's last and darkest novel has travelled to Spain.
POEMS FROM "A FIRST SHEAF"
The Society is preparing a set of 3 cds of Geraint Goodwin's poems written while a young man and published as "A First Sheaf", with a musical link between the poems. Many of these poems are quite poignant and reflect his life and thoughts. The first cd is complete with 12 poems recorded by one of the Society's members, Jennifer Whelan, and original music by another of our members, Jordan Bradley.
Copies of the first cd are available at a cost of £8.99, which includes UK post and packing, and are available from Joan How, Secretary of the Geraint Goodwin Society via our Contact Us page. Payment will be by cheque or Money order in Sterling to J M How who has stood all costs of preparation & reproduction
A second cd is nearing completion and it is hoped the third cd will be produced later this year.
"GERAINT GOODWIN: HIS LIFE AND WORK"
A book entitled "Geraint Goodwin: His Life and Work" written by Dr James Whetter has recently been published and has been reviewed for Newtown's local history magazine "The Newtonian". See Reviews