Sale! Books about Wales and Learning the Welsh Language
History, Maps and travel, Welsh dictionaries, Welsh-language books for learners, more
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Sale! WELSH HISTORY AND RELATED SUBJECTS ABOUT WALES
A History of Wales by John Davies. First published in Welsh in 1991, this book is a history from earliest times to the late twentieth century. Pub Penguin, 2007 edition..767 pp. Was $48, now $29.
Y Ddraig Goch/The Red Dragon by Aeres Twigg. A bilingual booklet with information on the history of the red dragon of Wales, with colored pictures of various dragons. Pub. Gomer, 24pp. Was $9, now $7.
Sacred Fire by Haydn Richards. A historical novel about Dr. William Price of Wales, who was responsible for making cremation legal in Britain. 155pp.Was $11, now $7.
An Age of Saints: Its Relevance For Us Today -
Fighting for Wales by Gwynfor Evans. The author surveys the past and the prospects of the future of Wales. Is Wales destined to die or to participate fully in a new European and world order? 221pp. Pub. Y Lolfa. Was $16, now $11.
The Welsh Imperial Singers by Alun Trevor. Their tours of Britain, Canada and the United States 1926-1939. Bilingual, many photos. Pub Gwasg Carreg Gwalch 1991 95pp S Was $8.00, now $6.00.
Tempestuous Journey: Lloyd George His Life and Times by Frank Owen. 41 photos. Used, pub. Hutchinson 1954, 784 pp. Hard cover. Was $25.00, now $16.
David Lloyd George: The Man and the Statesman by J. Hugh Edwards. Two-volume set. Used, pub. Waverley 1930, 705pp. Hard cover. Was $31.00 set, now $20.
Lloyd George Was My Father by Olwen Carey Evans. Anecdotes and family experiences, recalled with humor, warmth and perception by his daughter, plus photos from the family album. Pub Gomer 1985, 173pp. Hard cover. Was $15.00 , now $11.
Britain's Living Folklore by Roy Palmer. An exploration of the rich and varied folklore of Britain, the myths and customs that have colored the everyday life of Britain for centuries. Pub. Llanerch 1995. 208pp. Was $21, now $15.
Reference Wales compiled by John May. This is a handbook of factual information, with the contents arranged under subject headings (eg. sport, arts, economy, etc.). Would be excellent for trivia contests. Pub U of Wales Press 1994, 356pp. Soft cover. Was $25.00, now $16.
Culture In Crisis: The Future of the Welsh Language by Clive Betts. A discussion of the battle to save Welsh, with history and statistics, and some suggestions for the future. Pub Ffynnon 1976, 243pp. Hard cover, used. Was $15.00, now $10.
Anatomy of Wales, ed. R. Brinley Jones. 12 essays by well-known writers (Roland Mathias, Kenneth O. Morgan, eg) on geography, history, society, economy, industry, religion, politics, education, language and literature, music, English writing and art. Pub Gwerin 1972, 253pp. Hard cover, used. Was $25.00, now $16.
Decorative Cast-Ironwork In Wales by Ifor Edwards. "The prime aim of this book is to inculcate in others a love of the treasures we still possess as part of our heritage, and to ensure their preservation for future generations: the decorative cast-iron artifacts shown here belong to an era which will never return." Gas lamps, bridges, fountains, seaside piers, gates, railings, balconies, brackets etc. Many drawings and photos. Bilingual. Square format. Pub Gomer 1989, 128pp. Hard cover. Was $26.00, now $15.00
Welsh Crafts by Mary Eirwen Jones. "An account of the historic Welsh crafts and as they exist today." Drawings and photos. Hard cover, 160pp., pub Batsford, London 1978. Was $8, now $5.
Welsh Place and Farm Names by Annie Lloyd. This is for those who want to know the meaning of the place or farm name their ancestors came from in Wales. 52pp. Format 8 1/2 x 11", plastic looseleaf bound, lies flat Published by the author. Was $12, now $9.
Welsh Names For Children by Heini Griffudd. Over 1,000 Welsh names and the origins of their meaning. 94pp. Was $11.00, now $8.
MAPS, PICTURE BOOKS, TRAVEL
Wales Tourist Map, pub. Wales Tourist Board/ Jarrold. An excellent modern road map. Was $9.00, now $7.
The Angling Times Book of the Wye
Baverstock. A book for the rod fisherman, who might be interested in trying for salmon,
trout or other fish on a vacation in Wales. Photos. Pub David & Charles 1981, 192pp. Hard
$10.00, now $7.
Sale! Ordinance Survey Maps: The following Ordinance Survey maps (1 1/4 inches to 1 mile), priced at $10 to $12, are on sale at $7 ea:
Gloucester & Forest of Dean #162
A Visitor's Guide to Mid Wales. Official Guide. Written by Roger Thomas. 64pp. Pub. Wales Tourist Board. Was $6, now $3.
POETRY and POETS
Dylan Thomas by Paul Ferris. The story of the poet's life. Pub Penguin 1987, 446pp. Soft cover. Was $16.00, now $12.
Bro Sarhad – Valley of Shame. Poems by Robert Joseph Jones. Let It Brew Publishing, Binghamton, New York. 52pp. Was $6, now $4.
MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS, Used
The Other'Un, adapted from "Egile" by P. J. Helias. A bilingual Breton /English play, with the two languages on facing pages. 55pp. Pub. Brud Nevez 1981. $5
The Region of the Summer Stars by Frances Thomas. The third part of a Taliesin novel trilogy, set in Wales. Pub. Barn Owl Press. $5
Books for Welsh-Language Readers and Learners
Sale! Welsh Dictionaries (Welsh/English–English/Welsh)
Y GEIRIADUR MAWR (translation: "The Big Dictionary"). This is the best of the regular-sized dictionaries, the one used by most Welsh speakers and serious students. Hard cover, 859pp., 8 3/4" x 5 5/8". Pub. Gomer. Was $49, now $29.
Y GEIRIADUR BACH (translation: The Small Dictionary). The Welsh Pocket Dictionary. Comprehensive dictionary of current Welsh. Small print. Paper cover, 5 1/2 x 4". 406pp. Pub. Christopher Davies. Was $14, now $8.
COLLINS GEM WELSH DICTIONARY. This is the real pocket dictionary, only 4 1/2 x 3". 372pp, small print. Yellow plasticized good-quality flexible cover, second edition. Was $14, now $8.
Reference Books for Welsh Speakers, Teachers and Students
GRAMADEG CYMRAEG CYFOES (Contemporary Welsh Grammar) by D. Brown. The basics of Welsh grammar are clearly set out systematically. An indispensable reference book for the Welsh student. Large size, brown cover with 5 photos in circles on the front. 2000 edition. 128pp. Was $15.00, now $10.
234 WELSH VERBS by Kathryn Klingebiel. Standard literary forms, alphabetically arranged, fully conjugated in all tenses, index of verb stems. Special section on verbs plus prepositions. Pub. Ford & Bailie, 272pp. Was $33, now $26. We have one of these left.
A CHECK-LIST OF WELSH VERBS/Y LLYFR BERFAU by D. Geraint Lewis. This book is the Welsh equivalent of "1000 French/Spanish/ Italian Verbs Conjugated." It contains all the verbs included in Geiriadur Gomer i'r Ifanc, and is the most comprehensive list of its kind yet to appear, according to the back cover. It is also "user friendly"! 231pp. Pub. Gomer. Was $18, now $12.
BUSINESS WELSH: A USER'S MANUAL by Robert Dery. This is a reference volume for native speakers and advanced learners who wish to use Welsh in a business or professional environment. A wide range of sample situations in English and Welsh are presented; these can be adapted for your own specific use. Pub. Routledge, 91pp. Was $10, now $7.
Reading Books in Welsh for Learners
These books are for learners who have some study of Welsh under their belt.
Dirgel Ddyn gan Mihangel Morgan. Novel, in Welsh; advanced learners' level. 149pp. Pub. Gomer. Was $11, now $8.
Saith Pechod Marwol by Mihangel Morgan. Novel for advanced learners. 124pp. Was $15, now $11.
Rhys Lewis: Cam at y Cewri by Daniel Owen with Basil Davies. An abridged version for learners of Welsh of one of Daniel Owens famous novels, with vocabulary and notes at the foot of each page. 224pp. Was $16.00, now $11.
Teithiau Car gan Sion Meredith. One of a series of books in Welsh for learners who wish to learn about Wales. Square format, about 60pp. Pub. y Lolfa. Drawings, photos. Was $10, now $7.
Stori Gelert by Joan Perkins. Children's story, with charming drawings. For Welsh learners. Small format. 31pp. Was $4, now $2.
A Book For Those Interested in Bible Study
God Has Spoken But What Has He Said? A Coherent Guide to Interpreting the Bible For Yourself by H. A. Habermehl. Answers questions like: If there is only one Bible, why do Christians disagree so much? Is it possible to know whose views are right? Can the Bible really be understood at all? The author, an engineer, develops a straightforward set of practical principles of interpretation, with applications and examples. If you are searching for Bible truth, here is a book that will reaffirm your belief in Holy Scripture while helping you determine what God is saying in His revelation to man. Admittedly, this book has no connection to anything Welsh, except that the author is married to Anne! 220pp. $12.00
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