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Burney Brothers of Hay on Wye - Forgotten Heroes of World War II Celebrated at Hay Festival
Be part of a project to inspire girls all over Wales!

Be part of a project to inspire girls all over Wales!

A Welsh author is launching a search for girls’ names to appear in print in her forthcoming book celebrating inspiring women from Wales. Medi Jones-Jackson is asking for the names of would-be wondrous women aged 7-11 as part of her new project. The aim is to collect as many names as possible to print in her new book Wondrous Women of Wales, which will be published this June by Y Lolfa.  read more

A story of Wales, Ukraine, Russia and the Manic Street Preachers

A story of Wales, Ukraine, Russia and the Manic Street Preachers

Anyone familiar with the Manic Street Preachers will know the track Dreaming a City (Hughesovka) on their album Futurology. What you may not know is that this was inspired by Colin Thomas’s 2009 book of the same name, reissued this week. “I really loved the book,” wrote singer James Dean Bradfield of Dreaming A City. “I love that kind of digestible history.”.  read more

From Facebook posts to book - a nostalgic look at Pwllheli in '50s and '60s
Real epic love story - the impoverished Welsh farmer and the privileged Dutch beauty
‘Definitive historical analysis' of turbulent time in Wales back in print
Carwyn James Revelatory Biography Republished

Carwyn James Revelatory Biography Republished

Rugby genius Carwyn James’ comprehensive and revelatory biography has been republished to coincide with a stage production of Carwyn James’ life. Alun Gibbard, author of Carwyn James’ biography Into the Wind, worked as a consultant on the production. The Torch Theatre will be touring their show Carwyn in venues across Wales.  read more

Bestselling dog phrasebook now available in North Wales Welsh
A great way to introduce children to Welsh legends
Perfect pre-match warm-up for Six Nations fans
Laughter, love and loss - Carys Eleri's story

Laughter, love and loss - Carys Eleri's story

In her new autobiographical book, writer, singer and comedian Carys Eleri shares a joyful insight into her upbringing in Carmarthenshire, her subsequent colourful career, before sensitively documenting the tragic diagnosis and loss of her father, David Evans to Motor Neurone Disease in 2018.  read more

Rush reprint for rugby children's book due to huge demand
Renowned psychiatrist David Enoch publishes compelling memoir in a life bridging faith and medicine

Renowned psychiatrist David Enoch publishes compelling memoir in a life bridging faith and medicine

At the age of 95, world renowned psychiatrist Dr David Enoch, who is affectionately known as ‘Enoch the Uncommon’ is publishing his autobiography. Enoch’s Walk - 95 Not Out: Journey of a Psychiatrist is the fascinating life story of the Christian psychiatrist, detailing five major elements of his life, that of being a doctor, psychiatrist, preacher, broadcaster and author - and starting with his humble beginnings in south Wales. Dr David Enoch has been at the forefront of societal, religious and medical changes, making this account a valuable first-hand account of twentieth-century history as well as a candid story of one man’s journey through life. He describes his life as one that was “determined to bridge the gap between faith and medicine.”  read more

Sequel to bestselling nostalgic novel based in South Wales Valleys
Rugby stars, friends and family pay tribute to Ray Gravell in new book

Rugby stars, friends and family pay tribute to Ray Gravell in new book

Welsh rugby’s 1970s legend Ray Gravell was undoubtedly one of Wales and rugby union’s greatest ever characters, and this collection of anecdotes about Grav from family, friends and colleagues showcases his endless kindness, mischievous sense of humour and legendary humanity. Grav - The Legend of Ray Gravell: Stories from friends and family, which is edited by Rhys Meirion, shows us that over a decade after his death, he is just as much of a cult hero as ever.  read more

Extraordinary life of unknown Welsh hero finally told

Extraordinary life of unknown Welsh hero finally told

This week sees the publication of a biography of an extraordinary man. In Wales’ Unknown Hero: Soldier, Spy, Monk – The Life of Henry Coombe-Tennant, MC, of Neath, Bernard Lewis has pieced together the astonishing story of an unknown British military hero and spy who led the most remarkable life.  read more

Autobiography of Prop legend Buchanan chronicles dramatic changes seen in rugby since the 70s

Autobiography of Prop legend Buchanan chronicles dramatic changes seen in rugby since the 70s

Although he only won a handful of international caps for Wales, Anthony Buchanan’s career is unique in that it spans both the playing and administrative side of the game and bridges Welsh rugby’s momentous shift from the amateur days to professionalism. His love for the sport, for Ystradgynlais and Llanelli shines through in a new autobiography, entitled The Buck Props Here! (Y Lolfa) which has been written by Anthony and journalist and writer Geraint Thomas.  read more

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

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