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Georgia Carys Williams

Unspeakable Beauty

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This book will be released in March 2024.

Pre-orders are charged at time of order and the book will be posted to you as soon as it becomes available.

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Growing up in a lonely house on the edge of a wild common, Violet Hart is a quiet and sheltered only child who has always dreamt of becoming something extraordinary: a ballet icon as famous as Margot Fonteyn.

Guarding her dream closely after suffering catastrophic loss, Violet falls further into quietness, learning to speak only with her feet as she pursues a path to a career in dance. On the cusp of adulthood, she finally starts to find her voice.

But when a secret, all consuming affair with her older lover Theo threatens to send her world into a tailspin, will Violet find herself? Or will she succumb to the silence she knows so well?

This beautiful, poetic debut novel warns of the dangers of being a quiet person in a loud world and letting magnetic strangers pull your strings. Set on the Welsh coast, Unspeakable Beauty is an unsettling coming-of-age tale about the importance of learning how to take the lead and be yourself, of finding hope in the shadows, of letting your dreams bloom.



Praise for Second-hand Rain:

‘Williams’ writing is at once uplifting and upsetting – I cried twice [...] From a lyrebird to a doomed fetus, each character is completely submerged in their own authentic world.’ – Mslexia

‘Touching, mature and imaginative, this is a wonderful debut collection from an author who looks set to make a significant contribution to the changing shape of Welsh writing as her career develops’ – Wales Arts Review

‘Intricate, touching and astonishingly imaginative...’ – Stevie Davies

‘Edgy and dark, psychologically needling and vigorously inventive, Second-hand Rain marks the arrival of a singular voice in fiction.’ – Jon Gower



Georgia Carys Williams lives in Swansea. Her short story collection Second-hand Rain was shortlisted for the Sabotage Short Story Award and longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Prize. She has a doctorate in creative writing from Swansea University. Unspeakable Beauty is her debut novel.