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Life and legacy of influential Victorian musician and artist explored

Life and legacy of influential Victorian musician and artist explored

This week sees the publication of a fascinating work of social history based on extensive primary-source research by the author, John Hugh Thomas. The Best in Sound and Form and Hue – John Squire, Musician and Artist (1833 – 1909) is the biography of a banker and skilled landscape painter, but more importantly a musician who had great influence on musical life in the West of England and South Wales. John Hugh Thomas’ biography places the life and career of John Squire in its broader cultural and social context within Victorian Britain.  read more

Pembrokeshire: Wales' 'most beautiful' or 'most exploited' county?

Pembrokeshire: Wales' 'most beautiful' or 'most exploited' county?

This week sees the publication of Photographing Pembrokeshire – A Paradise for Pirates (£12.99, Y Lolfa), a fascinating voyage of discovery through Pembrokeshire locations frequented by pirates, smugglers, wreckers and others who have exploited the coastline over the centuries. Ieuan Morris’ stunning images showcase one of the UK’s most beautiful counties, but as well as discussing historic events the county is famous for, Morris also considers the impact of migration, tourism and industrial pollution and asks: Can Pembrokeshire as we know it survive?  read more

Ceredigion and its people during the First World War

Ceredigion and its people during the First World War

Most books on the First World War concentrate on the mud and blood of the battlefield but a new book, A Welsh County at War by Gwyn Jenkins, published this week by Y Lolfa (£9.99), offers a fresh perspective on the war and its effect on the county of Ceredigion. Rather than a military history of the horror in the trenches, the book is a social and cultural study of the impact of the Great War on the everyday lives, opinions and actions of those on the home front. In particular, it includes the response of certain individuals, both ordinary and extraordinary, to the pressures of war on their lives.  read more

Castles of the Welsh princes celebrated in new book

Castles of the Welsh princes celebrated in new book

Wales is famous for its castles – according to some estimates there are more than 700 medieval castles (or castle sites) of varying dates and function in Wales. This week sees the publication of Towers of Defiance: The Castles and Fortifications of the Princes of Wales by Paul R. Davis (Y Lolfa) is a comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to the history and architecture of the Welsh castle from roughly1066 to 1283. The book contains new aerial photographs of the castles, which give a greater understanding of the size and layout of the fortifications.  read more

Learn French with your pet!

Learn French with your pet!

The author of an unusual new handy pocket-sized phrasebook is hoping to use humour to inspire people to learn some simple French words and phrases. Unlike many traditional phrasebooks, Teach Your Dog French shows that learning useful expressions doesn’t have to be boring or daunting, and makes picking up a few basics accessible to everyone.  read more

Culmination of a lifetime's research of the Liverpool Welsh
Seaside holidays inspire popular Welsh artist

Seaside holidays inspire popular Welsh artist

Popular Welsh artist Dorian Spencer Davies is known for his rich, full-colour depictions of great Welsh harbour and seaside scenes. But now the artist has used his inspiration to produce a collection of black and white images of 21 coastal scenes for people to colour in in a new book. The images have all been hand-drawn in his original and vibrant style in a book that is suitable for all ages – from 4 years old upwards!  read more

Yoga adventure to introduce more children to benefits of practice

Yoga adventure to introduce more children to benefits of practice

This week sees the publication of an unusual story and exercise book that aims to introduce more children to the practice of yoga. Strong as a Mountain, Supple as a Snake: A Yoga Story and Exercises for Children and Grown-ups by Ginny Moffett (Y Lolfa) weaves detailed descriptions of more than twenty yoga poses and breathing exercises into a story about a visit to Tada mountain and the Great Forest.  read more

Definitive book on the

Definitive book on the "jewel in the Welsh Wildlife crown" published

Skomer Island is an incredibly comprehensive scholarly and analytical study of the island, which holds the relationship between people and place at the heart of the book – how Skomer has been moulded over the centuries to meet the needs of a succession of inhabitants and caretakers. This is a universal theme that transcends the boundaries of this tiny fragment of land and would be relevant to anyone who is curious about the environment we have created.  read more

Maritime, agriculture and mining, the history of north Ceredigion as seen through one family's records

Maritime, agriculture and mining, the history of north Ceredigion as seen through one family's records

A new book published by Y Lolfa called Land of Lead charts the story and recollections of four generations of the same family, from the 19th century to the mid-1960s. The history has been collected from detailed family records, including detailed notebooks, postcards sent home during WWI and notes left by a great-uncle whilst working on the Rheidol Valley narrow gauge railway. The snapshot of one north Ceredigion family is presented by one of their descendants, Brian Davies, originally from the village of Penrhyncoch, near Aberystwyth.  read more

New author publishes 'Welsh Harry Potter'
Award-winning Welsh author publishes first children's book in English

Award-winning Welsh author publishes first children's book in English

An award-winning Welsh author has just published her first children’s book in English. Manon Steffan Ros has won numerous awards for her work, including the Welsh Book of the Year and the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod (both for Llyfr Glas Nebo), as well as the prestigious Tir na n-Og children’s fiction prize on numerous occasions. Those People Next Door carries an important message about showing kindness to all and to not judge people who are different.  read more

Comprehensive history of Welsh hymns and singing

Comprehensive history of Welsh hymns and singing "a real gem"

Wales is known as ‘the land of song’ and the Welsh are renowned for their love of hymns – perhaps no other nation has sung them with such fervour. This passion is celebrated in a new comprehensive history of hymn writing and singing in Wales and amongst the Welsh diaspora in North America. A Nation of Singing Birds: Sermon and Song in Wales and Among the Welsh in America by Ronald Rees looks at the time between the Protestant Revivals in the late 18th century until the present day.  read more

An “exciting blueprint for building a better society” – utopian vision for a new independent Wales
It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of Hywel Francis
Struggling to stay positive in these difficult times? New self-help book offers practical answers

Struggling to stay positive in these difficult times? New self-help book offers practical answers

With 2020 such a tough year, most of us have found life harder than usual. This week sees the publication of an easy-to-follow self-help book that promises to furnish readers with an effective toolkit to take control of their lives and make lasting, positive changes that could radically increase your happiness. Let It Go by David Rahman is a book for “people who feel blocked and are looking for a way to reset their lives.”  read more

Demolishing the myth of Cardiff as an English-language city
New book celebrates Wales' path to independence!
Famous Welsh singer and shearer publishes autobiography

Famous Welsh singer and shearer publishes autobiography

“It’s a remarkable feeling to be able to tell my story in a book like this – something I never thought I’d be doing at 46 – but after years of competing in different fields and experiencing so much while travelling the world, now’s the time to write about my memories before I forget them!” Aled Wyn Davies.  read more

New book spotlights astounding moments and amazing stories behind the hard men of rugby
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