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From Cymru with Cariad.

From Cymru with Cariad.

I thought we’d end this week with a post dedicated to everything Cymraeg! I’ve asked a few of my friends to help me out with this one so, please, pull on a rugby shirt, cuddle a sheep, climb a mountain or just sit down, grab a panad and let’s all say iechyd da to Cymru! Did … Continue reading

The Snow Spider Trilogy – Jenny Nimmo

The Snow Spider Trilogy – Jenny Nimmo

Synopsis from Goodreads. On his ninth birthday, Gwyn is given a brooch and told to cast it into the wind. Later he discovers the wind has sent something back: the snow spider. So begins Gwyn’s journey as a magician. Against the shimmering backdrop of a magical domed city, Gwyn has to battle evil and heal … Continue reading

The Earth Hums in B Flat – Mari Strachan

The Earth Hums in B Flat – Mari Strachan

Synopsis from Goodreads. Every night, 12-year-old Gwenni Morgan flies in her sleep. She leaves the bed she shares with her sister and soars into the night sky, listening to the nighttime sounds of her small Welsh village below. Irrepressible Gwenni — a dreamer full of unanswerable questions and unbounded curiosity — is childlike yet touchingly … Continue reading

Submarine – Joe Dunthorne [And Film Review]

Submarine – Joe Dunthorne [And Film Review]

Synopsis from Goodreads. The dryly precocious, soon-to-be-fifteen-year-old hero of this engagingly offbeat debut novel, Oliver Tate lives in the seaside town of Swansea, Wales. At once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world surrounding him, and a budding, hormone-driven emotional explorer, Oliver is stealthily (and perhaps a bit more nervously than … Continue reading

The Welsh Fairy Book – W. Jenkyn Thomas

The Welsh Fairy Book – W. Jenkyn Thomas

Synopsis from Goodreads. The Welsh Fairy Book is a classic collection of Welsh stories and legends. Reprinted many times since its first appearance in 1907, this collection has had a significant influence on peoples’ conception of the nature and content of Welsh folk tradition. W. Jenkyn Thomas’s refined prose and Willy Pogany’s imaginative illustrations are … Continue reading

Wythnos Cymraeg || Welsh Week.

Wythnos Cymraeg || Welsh Week.

If someone asked you: Sut ydw i’n mynd i Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch? What would you do? Would you: 1) Look at them with wide eyes, think they had started speaking in tongues, stutter a few incoherent words and run away in horror. 2) Look at them with wide eyes, stutter a few incoherent words and then cough … Continue reading