As it turns out, March will be all about Ireland and Wales for me. Along with Cathy‘s Reading Ireland Month, I’ll be taking part in the Wales Readathon (aka Dewithon 19) hosted by Paula. The aim is to read, discuss and review literature by and about writers from Wales.
“The people of Wales celebrate St David’s Day annually on 1st March – the date of our patron saint’s death in 589 CE. In honour of this traditional anniversary, and also in recognition of the time of year when daffodils (the national flower of Wales) explode into bloom, we will hold the very first Dewithon– Dewi being the diminutive form of the Welsh name Dafydd (David).” – Here
Here is a list of books I own and might choose from:
- Welsh Women’s Poetry 1460-2001, edited by Katie Gramich (2003)
- Winter Sonata, by Dorothy Edwards (1928)
- Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi. A Taste for Eccentricity, by Marianna D’Ezio (2010)
- The Pumpkin Eater, by Penelope Mortimer (1962)
- Belinda, by Rhoda Broughton (1883)
- A Welsh Witch, by Allen Raine (1902)
In case you are looking for recommendations, here is a Welsh book I reviewed last year:
That’s all for now. What are your favourite Welsh authors? And what will you be reading in March?
Enjoy reading: Mwynhewch ddarllen!