Wales Book of the Month
Wiltshire 1860: One year after Darwin's explosive publication of The Origin of Species, sisters Anna and Beatrice Pentecost awaken to a world shattered by science, radicalism and the stirrings of feminist rebellion; a world of charismatic religious movements, Spiritualist sťances, bitter loss and medical trauma.
Davies, Stevie; Parthian; ISBN 9781909844704; £8.99.
Anthology of wholly original ghostly tales from new and established Welsh women writers. Sometimes it's wise to be careful what you wish for. This collection of original stories takes the broadest possible look at the theme of ghosts and other chilling tales.
Thomas, Penny & Tillotson, Stephanie (editors); Honno; ISBN 9781909983090; £8.99.
Relish Wales Second Helping champions 25 of the very best restaurants and chefs in Wales, who offer their own unique take on the freshest and best local ingredients in over 100 recipes for you to create and try at home.
various; Relish Publications; ISBN 9780957537057; £20.
The book to go with the TV programme, it includes 5 full-size pattern sheets.
Evelegh, Tessa; Quadrille Publishing; ISBN 9781849494144; £25.
Out of print for some while, the third of Cordell's trilogy that starts in Blaenavon with "Rape of the Fair Country" is available again.
Cordell, Alexander; Hodder & Stoughton; ISBN 9781473603745; £8.99.
John M. Morgan served on the railways for more than half a century. This is his detailed account of the impact of the railways on a south Wales village community and its surroundings, from the beginning of the 20th century until it's end. The book also covers the period the author spent doing his National Service in Egypt.
Morgan, John M.; Y Lolfa; ISBN 9781847718297; £7.95.
Brunel and Bradshaw were close contemporaries. One became Britain's most celebrated engineer, while the other brought the experience of rail travel to the masses through his timetables and guide books. In this book Brunel-expert John Christopher presents Bradshaw's original account as a continuous journey from Swindon to Pembrokeshire. 159 photographs, diagrams and maps
Christopher, John; Amberely Publishing; ISBN 9781445621777; £14.99.
Discover how to upcycle to make unusual and unique homeware with Creating the Vintage Look. Here, Ellie Laycock shows you how you can make truly beautiful objects from things you might otherwise have thrown away.
Laycock, Ellie; CICO Books; ISBN 9781782490425; £12.99.
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