Wales Book of the Month
A book celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Welsh emigration to Patagonia, a signal moment in the history of Wales and Argentina. Jon Gower traces the steps of the first Welsh settlers in a bleak and cruel land, and hears how their 21st century descendants view their history and a homeland they have never seen.
Gower, Jon; Gwasg Gomer; ISBN 9781848518841; £14.99.
Bradshaw's Guides were published in the 1860s when rail travel was in its infancy, giving a unique insight into the new world of the Victorian railways, and recording sights in the Welsh countryside, industrial towns and cities. This volume comprises over 100 images from Victorian and Edwardian photographs and postcards showing scenes that readers of Bradshaw's guides would have witnessed.
Christopher, John & McCutcheon, Campbell; Amberley; ISBN 9781445638515; £14.99.
An interactive sticker book full of busy, detailed illustrations of a huge variety of insects and minibeasts. Plenty of things for readers and pre-readers to look at and talk about, developing reading, matching, counting and identification skills.
Helbrough, Emma; Usborne; ISBN 9781409583394; £5.99.
Through sensitive text and evocative photography Tony captures the very essence of the fifty finest gardens in Wales, providing the reader with a unique understanding of each garden's history, personalities, design, plants and architecture, and of the striking contrasts found from the mountains of Snowdonia to Swansea Bay and from the Isle of Anglesey to the Wye Valley.
Russell, Tony; Amberley; ISBN 9781445641256; £15.99.
Death In Paradise has been a hit BBC1 series; while the TV series now has a new lead in DI Humphrey Goodman, this novel gives fans of the original central character, the dour DI Richard Poole, the perfect opportunity to solve a case on the idyllic Caribbean island of St Marie.
Thorogood, Robert; Harlequinn; ISBN 9781848453562; £12.99.
A superb book that should be read by everyone interested in railways.
Dow, Andrew; Pen :& Sword Transport; ISBN 9781473822573; £40.
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