Here are some of the many historical literature delights waiting for you at the forthcoming Llandeilo X-Mas Book Fair on Dec 10th
Her main focus is on the
perspective of historical women from all roles of life, prostitutes to queens.
Her ninth novel, The Beaufort Woman, Book two of The Beaufort Chronicles following
the life of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, has just been released.
Her novels include: The Beaufort Bride, The Beaufort Woman
(Book One and Two of The Beaufort Chronicles); A Song of Sixpence; Intractable
Heart; The Kiss of the Concubine; The Winchester Goose; The Song of Heledd; The
Forest Dwellers, and Peaceweaver.
For more information:
Llandeilo based author Christoph Fischer
was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German
father and a Bavarian mother.
His first historical novel, ‘The Luck of
The Weissensteiners’, was published in
November 2012 and downloaded over 60,000 times on Amazon. He has released
several more historical novels, including “In Search of A Revolution”
and “Ludwika”. He also wrote some contemporary family dramas and
thrillers, most notably “Time to Let Go” and “The Healer”.
Author: Dr Jacqueline
Jeynes – Writer of the Year 2015.
Her father was a FEPOW – Far East Prisoner of War – so while
working with the Midland Association of FEPOWs, she collected their individual
stories over 25 years and published her book in 2015 to commemorate the 70th
anniversary of VJ Day.
Dr Jen Llywelyn
wrote her PhD thesis on George M. Ll. Davies (1880-1949), a charismatic and complex man; he is still revered by many in Wales as a pacifist and peace-maker, who went to prison for his beliefs. Jen was born in Gloucestershire, but her Welsh blood called her to move here in 1997. She lives in rural Ceredigion, has learned Welsh, and is a writer and editor. She loves her family, her cat, jazz, art, and reading.
Graham Watkins lives in a Carmarthenshire village on the Black Mountain with his wife and a daft rescue dog named Sally. According to Graham it was the Welsh legends that started his writing career. He’s written three novels including ‘The Iron Masters’ a Welsh historical novel set in Merthyr during the Napoleonic Wars and a number of business help books. Today, he describes himself as a novelist, hobby farmer and explorer. http://www.grahamwatkins.info/
Following April’s successful Llandeilo Book Fair a record breaking 38 authors will come together in the Civic Hall Llandeilo on December 10th for a bookish event with story-telling, poetry readings and book selling.Events include readings for young children and young adults, “Welsh Legends and Myths” by Graham Watkins, readings by Llandeilo resident authors Kate Glanville and Christoph Fischer, Poetry Readings via the Open Mic, a Welsh Poem Recital competition, the announcement of the Short Story Competition and entertaining performances, such as “The Goblin Circus” by Hayley Addis.The Xmas Book Fair will include a raffle and a gift wrapping service in aid of the Air Ambulance and a performance by the Llandeilo Town Band.Catering will be provided by the “Hangout”, a young and dynamic Café at the Yard, with traditional, vegetarian and healthy options.
Here is the exciting line up and programme for The Llandeilo Christmas Book Fair on December 10th 10:00AM – 5PM
Graham Watkins * Kate Glanville * Christoph Fischer *Carol-Ann Smith * Hayley Addis Sarah-Jane Butfield *David Jeremiah * Hugh Roberts * Nigel Williams * David Thorpe Judith Arnopp * Jacqueline Jeynes * Nina Milton * Greg Howes * Lazarus Carpenter
Sally Spedding * Liz Riley-Jones * Wendy Steele *Carol Lovekin * Hilary Sheperd * Judith Barrow *Thorne Moore * Rachel McGrath * Dave Lewis * Wendy White * Will MacMillan Jones * Colin R Parsons * Sharon Tregenza * Angela Fish * Alan Goodwin
Jen Llewelyn * Thompson Authors * John Nicholl * Julie McGowan * Sarah Ward * Lisa Shambrook *Jo Hammond
9:45: Appearance of “The Llandeilo Town Band” who will open the event with music
10:00 Book Fair opens and Hayley Addis: The Goblin Circus (children and adults): Reworking of fairy-tales
10:45 Will MacMillan Jones: Enchanted Darkness – performance for children and adults
11:15 Wendy White Reading from her book children’s book ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’
11:45 Sharon Tregenza Reading from one of her books
12:15 Colin R Parsons Reading a Christmas Story
12:45 Short Story Competition Award Ceremony
13:00 Carol Lovekin: Reading from her magical novel “Ghostbird”
13:30 Rachel McGrath reads from her children’s book “Willow and Coco meet Santa”
14:00 Poetry Readings (Open Mic)
14:30 Welsh Poem Recital Competition
15:00 Liz Riley-Jones talks about her book and the significance of the Welsh Language in it
15:30 Graham Watkins: Reading from his work “Welsh Legends and Myths”
16:00 Kate Glanville Reading from her novel “Stargazing”
16:30 Christoph Fischer: Reading from his Carmarthenshire set murder mystery “The Body In The Snow”
17:00 Book Fair Closes with Announcement of Raffle Prize winners
Catering by THE HANGOUT at the YARD Llandeilo (traditional, healthy and vegetarian options)
Gift Wrapping in aid of the Air Ambulance all day long