Book Launch-Taf Valley Lives

Taf Valley LivesWe attended the launch of ‘ Taf Valley Lives‘ by well known Welsh historian Dr.Denley Owen.

The book is an account, with 200 photographs, of the life and times of working class families in a rural Welsh valley through the twentieth century. … where time stood still for longer.

The well attended event was held in Llanboidy Market Hall. This book containing over 200 B&W and colour rare and unique photos is now available for purchase direct, from bookstores or Amazon. Only £14.99 + £3 Post&Packing.

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Some pictures of the event are shown below.

David Thorpe at Hay Lit Festival

Cambria Books author David Thorpe at the Hay Literature Festival promoting his book Stormteller and talking about climate change and new literature featuring climate themes.

From the Daily Telegraph

Climate activists are targeting children through a new range of ‘cli-fi’ – climate fiction – novels which seek to highlight the dangers of global warming.

David Thorpe, author of the book Stormteller, said that children were more open minded and claimed that writers could ‘infect’ their minds with ‘seriously subversive viral ideas’.

He was speaking at the Hay Festival alongside ‘cli-fi’ authors George Marshall and Saci Lloyd.

“I like writing for children because their minds are still forming,” said Mr Thorpe whose novel is set in a coastal Wales ravaged by climate change and rising sea levels.

Stormteller can be purchased from good bookshops, from the Welsh Books Council distribution and from us DIRECT.

You might also be interested in the upcoming book ‘Solving the Grim Equation’ on climate change by Patricia Dodd Racher

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Poems, Parkinson’s, the Police and Hywel Griffiths

Our latest book of poetry contains upbeat poems by Hywel Griffiths, a serving police officer afflicted with Parkinson’s disease.

Hywel says…

I hope that these poems illustrate what can be achieved simply through a positive outlook on life, and my favourite phrase- “Be the Best One Can Be.” I hope what these poems convey is my zest and love for life. It’s not always easy, and I feel thankful and privileged to be able to do a job that I love so much.

We hope you enjoy his book and appreciate the extreme difficulties and hurdles that Hywel has had to endure in order to accomplish this.

Available from bookstores and Amazon

You can also order it direct from us for £6.99 + post & packaging

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Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to charities that help with Parkinson’s Disease – so if you want to help BUY THE BOOK!

Stormteller by David Thorpe

Published by Cambria Books is David Thorpe’s new novel ‘Stormteller’. Already generating great interest and reviews.

This bewitching drama set in the very near future entwines Celtic myth and climate-changed destinies to answer the fundamental question: can we escape our apparent fate?

A fabulous piece of story telling” – Richard Collins, author of The Land As Viewed From The Sea (shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award) and three other novels.

David Thorpe has written a compelling story in which elements of ancient Welsh legends of drowned lands and villages combine with a prescient account of a near future in which global warming is causing catastrophic flooding. Set against this background three teenagers are caught up both in the throes of ancient magic and a modern tragedy.” – Frances Thomas, author of many children’s and adults novels.

“David Thorpe’s Stormteller is an intriguing and enthralling novel about the relationship between two teenage boys, leading totally different lives yet strangely alike. The novel is set in a coastal Wales ravaged by climate change and rising sea levels. Underpinned by fascinating parallels with local folk tale, the story of two boys who both love the same girl at a time when fear stalks the land is sure to appeal to a wide audience.” – multi-prize-winning author Malachy Doyle.

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