Y Creadur/The Creature by Harri Gwynn

In a shadowy, circular room at Aberystywth Arts Centre, on the centenary of Harri Gwynn’s birth, writers Robert Minhinnick and Twm Morys came together last autumn to perform the poet’s original 1952 National Eisteddfod entry, ‘Y Creadur.’ As I enter the room, Twm Morys stands below a dome-shaped ceiling. Centre-stage and dimly lit, he welcomes…

The Truth Will Out: A Review

The Truth Will Out, Jane Isaac Star Rating I received The Truth Will Out,  wrapped in brown paper and stamped by Legend Press, through the post not long ago. The pages bound by the mysterious cover contain a thrilling crime story. In the very first pages we jump straight in to the action, as Eva…

Wonderful Women: Female Writers for your Bookshelf

Wonderfully Weird Women Who Write: Why we should read Fiction by Women The Guardian recently featured a small article stating that female writers are often overlooked and marginalised in a male-dominated industry. It’s a widely accepted fact that while women are published in roughly the same numbers as men, their works are sidelined by reviewers…

How To: Alice in Wonderland Themed Tea-Party

My friends and I hosted an Alice in Wonderland themed fancy dress party last week. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of my favourite childhood stories, and with its bizarre plot-line, whimsical characters and the obnoxious child at it’s centre, an Alice-themed party is a recipe for a fantastic night. The party was so much fun, and…

The Woman Before Me: A Review

Following an invitation on Twitter to read and evaluate books for independent publisher Legend Press, I’ve opted to post book reviews on my blog. In exchange for an honest review of their most recent publications, I get a free book, which, being a student, is always a bonus. Seems like a win-win situation to me, so…