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Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd ( December 8th, 1906 - November 30th, 1983 ) was born in Hendon ( Middlesex, England ).
He lived a peripatetic life, travelling widely throughout his life. Before the Second World War, he spent periods working in hotels, wrote a play, worked as a coal miner and produced his best - known novel. Several of his novels dealt with a Welsh theme, the best - known being How Green Was My Valley ( 1939 ), which won international acclaim and was made into a classic Hollywood film.
During the conflict, he rose to the rank of Captain in the Welsh Guards. Following the war, he worked as a journalist, covering the Nuremberg Trials, and then as a screenwriter for MGM. Late in his life, he lived in Eilat ( Israel ).
Here are some of the books Richard Llewellyn has published : Poison Pen : A Play in Three Acts ( 1938 ), None but the Lonely Heart ( 1943 ), Sweet Witch ( 1955 ), Warden of the Smoke and Bells ( 1958 ), A Man in a Mirror ( 1964 ), Bride of Israel My Love ( 1973 ), I Stand on a Quiet Shore ( 1982 ).
( source : Wikipedia )