She told supporters her rendition of Dinah Washington's This Bitter Earth
was aimed at Shell staff in a bid to make them question the company's actions.
Hoping to strike a chord with listeners, she'll be singing This Bitter Earth
, a '60s tune by blues singer Dinah Washington which Church calls "one of the most poignant, heartfelt and heartbreaking songs I've ever heard".
It tastes of bitter earth
- though the last time I ate some was 20 years ago.
In the song "This Bitter Earth
," lyricist Dinah Washington writes:
McFadden (Sugar, Plume, 2001 and This Bitter Earth
, Plume, 2002) have sat in on meetings.
Jeevan Sathi (Life Partner) by Ashok Patel follows next Monday, while This Sweet Bitter Earth
, by Anita Franklin from Nottingham concludes the Chasing The Rainbow season on September 30.
Cordell wrote 30 books in all, finding inspiration in other rich seams of Welsh history - The Fire People explores the Merthyr Rising and the martyrdom of Dic Penderyn while the Tonypandy Riots form the backdrop for The Sweet And Bitter Earth
In his 1997 novelThis Sweet and Bitter Earth
, the writer Alexander Cordell created a barmaid named Bron who worked in the Pandy Hotel.
It follows in the tradition of literary fiction McFadden exquisitely crafted in Sugar, The Warmest December and This Bitter Earth
, and firmly establishes her among the ranks of those few writers of whom you constantly beg for more.
Song of the Earth is partly set in Aberdare and This Sweet and Bitter Earth
in Tonypandy, Tylorstown and Pontypridd.
McFadden first exploded on the literary scene with her debut novel Sugar and has since written The Warmest December, and in February she released This Bitter Earth
This Bitter Earth
, set in the mid-1950s, opens with Sugar being mutilated and left for dead.