Welcome to Wenvoe

Wenvoe (Welsh: Gwenfô) is a Welsh village in the Vale of Glamorgan located on the western side of a shallow valley between Cardiff and Barry, surrounded by woods and farmland.

The Community of Wenvoe encompasses the communities of Dyffryn, St Lythans, Twyn-yr-Odyn and Brooklands Terrace/Parc y Gwenfô. The Community consists of around 800 properties, 500 being located in the village.

Wenvoe is a popular commuter village conveniently situated for the City of Cardiff but set in the countryside only a few miles from the sea and with easy access to the M4 motorway a few miles away. 

The village developed around the parish church, which can be traced back to the 12th Century with the adjacent locality now being a conservation area. The village has a well-stocked store with a post office, a church, primary school, a public house and travel lodge, a part time library and three halls. There is also a public house in the adjoining hamlet of Twyn-yr-Odyn, and another church at St Lythans. 

Wenvoe has a very healthy community spirit which supports many local community groups with activities to meet everybody's needs. Amongst these are Wenvoe Scout Group, Youth Club, the Village Quaffers, Ladies Choir, Rotary, W.I., Whist Drives, the Church and many social events. It also boasts its own monthly newspaper titled the 'Wenvoe What's On'.
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The story begins with the mugging of the central character Charlotte, a retired teacher in her 70’s. Charlotte suffered a broken hip in the attack and was forced to move in with her daughter Rose. This creates a domino toppling effect.

We weave among the main characters, Rose, An-ton (an immigrant who Charlotte is teaching Eng-lish), Lord Peters (who Rose works for) and his niece Marion finding the effect on each one of them emanating from the attack on Charlotte. The author concludes "So that was the story, so capri-ciously triggered because something happened on the street one day. But of course this is not the end of the story – these stories do not end but spin away from one another, each on its own course"

There was a general appreciation that the novel was well written and had a good understanding of the human condition, in particular interesting ob-servations of the elderly. The characters were in-troduced well but were stereotypical and rather dull. The ending was too tidy and a bit boring. We were promised lots of laughs on the front cover reviews but we didn’t find the novel funny.

It was very readable, perhaps as a holiday read and it scraped in with a 6

Now to the dramatic part of the evening, it was our book club’s 4th birthday. Our host Sandra sur-prised us all with a cake with 4 candles on and a glass of bubbly to toast the future of the club and wish it well. There were some moist eyes, particu-larly from the 3 original members. We all believe that the future of our group is good, we have full membership and are determined to keep our read-ing going and enjoy many more lively discussions and wonderful books.


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