Brittle With Relics

Brittle with Relics is a landmark history of the people of Wales during a period of great national change.

'Richly humane, viscerally political, generously multi-voiced, Brittle with Relics is oral history at its revelatory best: containing multitudes and powerfully evoking that most remote but also resonant of times, the day before yesterday.'


There is no present in Wales,

And no future;

There is only the past,

Brittle with relics.

- 'A Welsh Landscape', R. S. Thomas

In the closing third of the twentieth century, Wales experienced the simultaneous effects of deindustrialisation, the subsequent loss of employment and community cohesion, and the struggle for its language and identity. These changes were largely forced upon the country, whose own voice, rarely agreed upon within its borders, had to fight to be heard outside of Wales.

Brittle with Relics is a history of the people of Wales undergoing some of the country's most seismic and traumatic events: the disasters of Aberfan and Tryweryn; the rise of the Welsh language movement; the Miners' Strike and its aftermath; and the narrow vote in favour of partial devolution.

Featuring the voices of Neil Kinnock, Rowan Williams, Leanne Wood, Gruff Rhys, Michael Sheen, Nicky Wire, Sian James, Welsh language activists, members of former mining communities and many more, this is a vital history of a nation determined to survive, while maintaining the hope that Wales will one day thrive on its own terms.

'A testament to the brutal circumstances that bonded the communities of Wales into a new polity for the 21st century.'


'This book is a guide to remembering who we can be when we work together.'


'An essential telling of Welshness that contains a powerful reflection of Englishness, too.'


Terrible Kindness




When we go through something impossible, someone, or something, will help us, if we let them . . .

It is October 1966 and William Lavery is having the night of his life at his first black-tie do. But, as the evening unfolds, news hits of a landslide at a coal mine. It has buried a school: Aberfan.

William decides he must act, so he stands and volunteers to attend. It will be his first job as an embalmer, and it will be one he never forgets.

His work that night will force him to think about the little boy he was, and the losses he has worked so hard to forget. But compassion can have surprising consequences, because - as William discovers - giving so much to others can sometimes help us heal ourselves.

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What readers are saying:

'One stunning read to remember.'

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Nofel gyfoes bwerus i oedolion - nofel gyntaf Ffion Dafis, awdur Syllu ar Walia ac actores adnabyddus.

Sara Mai a Lleidr Y Neidr

Mae Sara Mai yn ei hôl! Mae pob math o anifeiliaid diddorol yn sw Sara Mai, gan gynnwys neidr brin iawn. Ond pwy fyddai eisiau dwyn neidr? Stori ar gyfer darllenwyr 7-11 oed gan gyn-Fardd Plant Cymru, Casia Wiliam, sy'n cynnwys 6 llun arbennig gan Gwen Millward.

The Welsh Way

This book argues for a new Welsh Way, one that is truly radical and transformational. A call for a political engagement that will create real opportunity for change.

Easy Meat

Mae Easy Meat yn gipolwg ar ddyn ifanc a gwlad ar drothwy pe nderfyniad aruthrol. Cymoedd De Cymru, 23 o Fehefin 2016. Mae'n dd iwrnod hir arall yn torri carcas cig eidion yn y lladd-dy i gyn-se ren deledu realiti a chystadleuydd Iron Man, Caleb Jenkins. Yr oed d ei fyd ymryddhau pan aeth busnes carped ei dad i'r wal y llynedd . Beth fydd Caleb yn ei wneud?


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Paint Your Town Red


Cyfrol gyntaf o farddoniaeth gan Marged Tudur.


Cyfrol o ysgrifau cywrain gan un o'r awduron mwyaf cynnil sy'n ysgrifennu yn y Gymraeg heddiw, sy'n cwmpasu pynciau amrywiol megis seineg, cacennau, clirio a Karl Marx, gan ein cludo ar wibdaith o amgylch Cymru a thu hwnt.

Quilt, The

Mae'r teulu bach yn gadael Cymru ac yn mynd i chwilio am fywyd gwell yn America bell. Dyma'r gyfrol gyntaf i Valériane sgwennu'r stori a chreu'r lluniau. Wedi'i gyhoeddi yn Gymraeg hefyd (ISBN: 9781784617974)

#futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country

Dyma'r hanes y tu cefn i Ddeddf Llesiant Cenedlaethau'r Dyfodol 2015, a'i ddichonolrwydd fel model i wneuthurwyr polisi ledled y byd.

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