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A Grim Gathering in Bath

Last night I was so grateful to finally be able to attend a fantasy literary event! Not to play the mother card yet again, but it is difficult to attend cons etc when you have responsibilities and limited funds! Which is why I was overjoyed that there was an event being hosted in Bath (only two… Continue reading A Grim Gathering in Bath

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Book Reviews

Pump peth o’r lawnsiad Gwales

This is a bilingual post. Please scroll down for the English. Pum Peth a Ddysgais yn lansiad Gwales Nos Iau, mynychais i lansiad nofel newydd Catrin Dafydd Gwales, gan Y Lolfa yng Nghaffi Iechyd Da yng Nghaerfyrddin. Roedd yn ddigwyddiad rhyfeddol a hamddenol, gyda cherddoriaeth o'r band lleol wych Adwaith. Dyma beth ddysgais... 1. Pwysigrwydd dysgwyr… Continue reading Pump peth o’r lawnsiad Gwales

Feature Cover Friday

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Friday has snuck up on me again, so here's this week's Feature Cover Friday: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro Regular readers of my feature Friday posts will know I love simplistic covers. There's a vagueness about this cover that mirrors the quality of the story. My particular copy is quite different to others out… Continue reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Reviews

Owain Glyndŵr – Prince of Wales

I’m sharing this blog post from Y Lolfa as it has some excellent recommendations for further reading about Owain Glyndwr!

Y Silff Lyfrau | the Welsh Bookshelf

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With Owain Glyndŵr Day held on September 16, we take a look at this legendary figure who continues to be a symbol of a free and independent Wales, 600 years after his revolution…


Who was Owain Glyndŵr?

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Owain Glyndŵr lived over 600 years ago and yet today remains one of the most heroic figures in Welsh history. Owain was a natural leader and an astute statesman who united and led the Welsh against English rule. However, in some senses Owain was the spark that ignited the Welsh discontent about specific issues in Wales, many dating from the death of Llywelyn the Last, who was killed in 1282.

It is not certain when or where Owain Glyndŵr was born – possible dates are 1349, 1354 or 1359 and the two most likely places are the family home at Sycharth, near Oswestry, or in Trefgarn, Pembrokeshire where one story says that his…

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