On The Black Hill

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20081117

On the Black Hill

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

1/5.

The courtship and marriage of the brothers' parents: Mary, their literate and well-travelled mother, and their ill-tempered, inarticulate father Amos.

20081119

On the Black Hill

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

3/5.

Benjamin is called up to fight in WWI and Lewis is drawn to young Rosie Fifield, but neither love nor war can separate the boys for long.

20081120

On the Black Hill

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

4/5.

After the war the twins turn their attention even more towards each other and their home.

But tension erupts when Lewis has an encounter with Joy Lambert, the wife of a local artist.

20081121

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

5/5.

The twins continue to enjoy farm life, shunning modernity and sharing their parents' bed.

Then Mrs Redpath arrives with news that will change everything.

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From earliest childhood, the twins seem to feel each other's happiness and pain, and often speak in a private language.

By adolescence, differences begin to emerge but the brothers' bond is stronger than ever.