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
If you read my State of my Arc post, you'll notice that Prince of Thorns wasn't on it. It's been on my wishlist for ages, but I didn't actually own a copy. Then hubby was on Book Depository buying LotR cards and asked "hey, what was that book you wanted by that bloke?" And so here we… Continue reading Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
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
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
Here it is, my first bilingual review! I received this book from Y Lolfa in exchange for an honest review. I have included my review in English after the Welsh. 3/5 Seren Mae Gwales wedi'i osod yn bennaf yn y flwyddyn 2056, mewn Cymru sy'n llithro i mewn i dystopia; bu rhyfel gyda Tsiena wedi… Continue reading Gwales gan Catrin Dafydd
I’m sharing this blog post from Y Lolfa as it has some excellent recommendations for further reading about Owain Glyndwr!
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?
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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This week's Front Cover Friday is Bernard Cornwell's Heretic Im sorry I've been so quiet this week folks! Getting back into the school routine has taken it out of me just a touch; and despite thinking the children being back in school would leave me with loads of time to myself, there seems to be so… Continue reading Heretic by Bernard Cornwell