Wales Book of the Month
A new edition of the classic by the author of those immortal lines: 'What is this life if, full of care / We have no time to stand and stare'.
Davies, W. H.; Parthian Books; ISBN 9781908946072; £8.99.
A one-volume history, to accompany a BBC series presented by Huw Edwards. Revisiting the major turning points in Welsh history - from the fledgling Welsh state under Llywelyn the Last and the ravages of the Black Death, through transformation into an economic power with the Industrial Revolution, this title re-examines many of the myths and misconceptions about Wales.
Gower, John; Ebury Press; ISBN 9781849903738; £8.99.
The first novel by a locally born author set in the village of Abercerig, although readers may well recognise features of Abersychan!
Thomas, Jennifer; Authorhouse; ISBN 9781467879279; £18.95.
This is the second book in the "Abercerig Trilogy".
Thomas, Jennifer; Authorhouse; ISBN 9781477238813; £12.95.
A new edition of a classic history.
R.R. Davies; Oxford University Press; ISBN 9780198208785; £26.99.
British tourism was born here in the late 1700s, when the Wye Tour became fashionable as a two day boat trip from Ross on Wye to Chepstow. This book opens a door for you into that past, with stories, paintings, poetry and photographs illustrating the remarkable heritage of the Wye Valley.
Waycott, Ruth; Black Dwarf Publications; ISBN 9781903599211; £7.5.
This new and completely redesigned edition offers a vivid and evocative insight into the last tribal culture in Europe. Sharkey explores the mysterious beliefs of these ancient people: their gods and monuments, heroic tales and pagan rituals, and the enduring imaginative power of their epic mythmaking and sinuous art.
Sharkey, John; Thames and Hudson; ISBN 9780500810569; £7.95.
Debut novel from award winning Conwy author. Novel based on fictionalized account of walking El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James), a pilgrimage in Northern Spain, which has existed for over a thousand years and regularly attracts 150-200 thousand pilgrims each year (272,000 at its height) and takes 4-6 weeks to cover the 500 miles.
Howell, Mary J.; Cinnamon Press; ISBN 9781907090837; £8.99.
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