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Alun Morgun Richards (October 27, 1929–June 2, 2004) was a Welsh novelist, best known for his novel Ennal's Point, about the work of a lifeboat crew in South Wales.

Richards was born in King Edward Avenue, Caerphilly. After training to be a teacher Richards joined the Royal Navy which sparked a fascination with the sea that inspired much of his writing.

In 1955 he returned to Wales from London but became ill with tuberculosis and was admitted to the sanatorium at Talgarth. After two years he was released and married Helen Howden, a probation officer, with whom he had three sons and a daughter.

He taught English for 10 years and settled in Mumbles, Swansea, which provided the backdrop for much of his writing.

As well as novels and short stories, he wrote extensively for television and theatre.

A connoisseur of rugby union, Richards published A Touch of Glory to mark the centenary of the Welsh Rugby Union in 1980 and a memoir of Carwyn James in 1984.

After suffering a heart attack he died in Singleton Hospital, Swansea, on June 2, 2004.

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Total Books: 22
Dai Country
2010 - Dai Country [Library of Wales] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906998158
ISBN-10: 1906998159
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Home to an Empty House
2007 - Home to an Empty House [Library of Wales] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781902638850
ISBN-10: 1902638859
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Carwyn A Personal Memoir
2002 - Carwyn a Personal Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780715407417
ISBN-10: 0715407414
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Selected Stories
1995 - Selected Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781854111173
ISBN-10: 1854111175
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Penguin Book of Sea Stories 2nd
1980 - Penguin Book of Sea Stories 2nd (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140048551
ISBN-10: 0140048553
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A touch of glory 100 years of Welsh rugby
1980 - A Touch of Glory 100 Years of Welsh Rugby (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780718119386
ISBN-10: 071811938X
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Barque whisper
1979 - Barque Whisper (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312067076
ISBN-10: 0312067070
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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God Alive
1973 - God Alive (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780334005797
ISBN-10: 0334005795
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The Penguin Book of Sea Stories
The Penguin Book of Sea Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140042115
ISBN-10: 0140042113
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ennal's Point
Ennal's Point (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140048032
ISBN-10: 0140048030
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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God--alive
God--alive (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780664249786
ISBN-10: 0664249787
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Dai country short stories
Dai Country Short Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718111335
ISBN-10: 0718111338
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The former Miss Merthyr Tydfil Stories
The Former Miss Merthyr Tydfil Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718114138
ISBN-10: 0718114132
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Plays for players
Plays for Players (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780850882902
ISBN-10: 0850882907
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Scandalous Thoughts and Other Stories
Scandalous Thoughts and Other Stories [Corgi] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780863817052
ISBN-10: 086381705X
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