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Docklands: A ghost story

Walford Davies, Damian ORCID: 2019. Docklands: A ghost story. Bridgend: Seren.

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It is 1890, and three dark terraces down the docks are to be levelled to make way for a new square. The commission is given to the chief partner in a successful Cardiff architectural firm a man supremely sure of himself. Yielding to docklands temptations, he becomes ever more estranged from a wife tormented by the death of their child. As the square rises from the ruins of the terraces, the louche architect encounters the girl. Seen through the architects eyes, the well-to-do streets of an expanding Cardiff and the shady spaces of the docks become the stage for a haunting play of presences that threaten to unravel his uneasy bourgeois world. Among his designs churches, neo-gothic villas and gargoyles is a mermaid-figure fountain that becomes a totem of dark desire.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Seren
ISBN: 9781781724934
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 13:51

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