Wales Readathon | 2019

Hi, folks!

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!

Yours truly,

J.


Gwen John (Welsh painter): A Lady Reading (1909-1911)

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  1. Ooh how lovely, I read The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer last year, I loved it so much. I read Dorothy Edward’s short stories Rhapsody last year too, so I hope I can take the opportunity to read Winter Sonata in March, which I may have read before, about a million years ago.

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    1. Thank you, Ali! I remember your review of Mortimer’s book, and I am excited to finally get to read it! I am glad you decided to join in Dewithon with Edwards’ book! Hope you enjoy your reading 🙂

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  3. Hi, Julian. I think my favourite Welsh novel is The Life of Rebecca Jones by Angharad Price (tr. Lloyd Jones), which was inspired by the author’s great-aunt. Cynan Jones is also well worth reading.

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    1. Gah, sorry, your name got auto-corrected to Julian and I didn’t notice!

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      1. No problem! It happens to me all the time… 🙂

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    2. Thank you for the recommendations, David! I will add them to my TBR 🙂

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  4. I’m reading How Green was My Valley for #Dewithon19 – very excited to be getting to this classic finally!
    I may fit in an Irish author as well this month, but will focus on the Welsh books in my collection… http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com/2019/03/happy-st-davids-day.html

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    1. I’ve heard so many people rave about How Green was My Valley, Brona, it must be an excellent read! I will be looking forward to your review 🙂

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