"...if my pen has ever done anything for Wales it is honoured."
First published in 1933, this is the story of Arabella, an adolescent girl who is obsessed with her doctor. From a childhood blighted by a violent, alcoholic father, Arabella grows up into a passionate young woman impatient of any restraints. Misunderstood by all around her, she is desperate for the security and peace she associates with the young Irish doctor and she develops a strange illness which she likens to a fox inside her, biting and tearing her flesh. Her condition, it seems, is incurable.
Margiad Evans (1909–1958) established a reputation as an Anglo-Welsh writer early on in her life. By the age of twenty-five she had published four novels and was known for her brilliant descriptions of the natural world. Her literary career was cut tragically short when she died of a brain tumour aged just forty-seven.