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  • The Little Book of Carmarthenshireby Russell Grigg

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    Fast-paced and fact-packed, this compendium revels in the history, places and people of Wales? largest county. Carmarthenshire?s rich heritage is explored within, including sport, industry, religion, education and the arts. This whistle-stop tour through the ?Garden of Wales? covers both celebrated characters and murky pasts, taking in the county?s... more...

  • The Little Book of Cardiffby David Collins; Gareth Bennett

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    Authors David and Gareth take a trip through the places, peculiarities and past practices of Cardiff, stopping off to sample the culinary (and alcoholic) delights of the city along the way. From Clark?s Pies and a heaped helping of ?Half and Half? to the oddities of the ?Kaairdiff? accent, this fact-packed compendium reveals the contributions Cardiff... more...

  • Growing Up In A Welsh Valleyby Bronwen Hosie

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    This collection of nostalgic, humorous and moving tales follows Rhymney-born Dai Morrissey as he leaves the Valley aged eighteen. Dai travels to Englantrd where he works for Hudson and Terraplane, fitting radios into their luxury cars. Through this work he meets a few celebrities and also his future wife, whom he takes home to meet his family in Wales.... more...

  • Bloody Welsh History Swanseaby Geoff Brookes

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Swansea has long been a busy industrial port and has always had an edgy history. Explore the hidden stories from its long and dangerous past, with tales of rebellion, shipwreck and murder. From Romans to the Red Lady, Viking raids to English attacks, deadly diseases, slums, cholera and Nazi bombs, you'll never see the city in the same way again.Why... more...

  • Negroes in Britainby K. L. Little

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Swansea in 100 Datesby Geoff Brookes

    The History Press 2015; US$ 4.99

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Swansea?s history, highlighted its people?s genius (or silliness) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors of the city. more...

  • Angleseyby Frances Lynch; Mick Sharp; Jean Williamson

    Windgather Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    The dramatic and stunning Welsh coastal landscapes of the island of Anglesey are documented in this beautiful pictorial record of the history of Anglesey's coast, from prehistoric times to the present day. The fact that Anglesey is an island has been crucial to its history, its coast the scene of prehistoric fishing and oyster catching, Neolithic... more...

  • Making Sense of Walesby Graham Day

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    This volume gives an account of the main changes that have taken place in Welsh society since the 1950s, as well as analysing the major effort to interpret those changes. more...

  • Urban Assimilation in Post-Conquest Walesby Matthew Frank Stevens

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 70.00

    Uses a case study of the Denbighshire town of Ruthin to discuss both the significance of Englishness versus Welshness and of gender distinctions in the network of small Anglo-Welsh urban centres which emerged in north Wales following the English conquest of 1282. more...

  • Anglesey at Warby Geraint Jones

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    The First and Second World Wars had a profound effect on all parts of Great Britain, and the comparatively isolated and rural island of Anglesey was no exception. Men were recruited and conscripted into the armed forces in large numbers and some parts of Anglesey, such as the port town of Holyhead, sprang to life. Many Anglesey men found themselves... more...