The Journey Within


The memoir of Brenig Davies on his life journey from Aberfan to London and back to a long distinguished career as an educator in S.Wales.


A compelling account of a man from the Welsh valleys trying out different life costumes after an early traumatic experience. Like a latter day Man of La Mancha, Davies sets out to wage battle against the forces of parochialism, nepotism and small-mindedness, and he succeeds! But there are, of course, two journeys; one being the escape from home to London and the return to South Wales, and the other the inner journey towards self-belief. There is humour, tragedy and polemic in this extremely readable account of a life torn between the bright lights of the metropolis and the siren call of the Welsh valleys.

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2 reviews for The Journey Within

  1. Stephen John

    The reflections on growing up in a south Wales valley resonate with my own early years recollections of a close knit family severely impacted by traumatic loss.

  2. Ken Lever

    The whole book affirms the importance of education for the individual and for society: every school child, student and professional educator should read this book; it is an inspiration.

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