"A love letter to the Welsh language... Ellis' detailed watercolor illustrations are the main attraction, providing fresh artistic representations to inspire a new generation of readers. Mythology fans and art enthusiasts alike will enjoy this beautiful book." - Booklist''Packed with lore, history, and beautiful illustrations, Welsh Monsters & Mythical Beasts is an indispensable registry of everything that lurks in the shadows, glides just beneath the surface, or goes bump in the night. I love it!'' - Todd Lockwood My first thought upon seeing Welsh Monsters was "Goodness, what a useful book!" -John HoweUpon the dramatic landscape of Wales there have been born many creatures and beings of legend. This lushly illustrated guide delves into the dragons, beasts, fair folk, and spirits of Wales. Tales become blended and one with history, and this history meets illustration with C.C.J. Ellis' rich renderings of these creatures. Detail and colour lift these beings off the page and bring this compendium to life. Now available worldwide, this new edition includes a Welsh language guide so that each of the creatures might be known by their original Welsh names. You may have heard of the Red Dragon (Draig Goch) featured on the national flag of Wales, but have you heard of the Water Leaper (Llamhigyn Y Dwr) or of the Mary White (Mari Lwyd)? Ellis aims to re-introduce the beasts of Welsh myth and legend to the world and bring a touch of Wales to your shelves. Part of the Wool of Bat series focused on the preservation and promotion of folklore and oral history from around the world.
THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'I loved this book' RICHARD OSMAN 'Funny, sharp, dark and twisted' JOJO MOYES 'Chilling, but also laugh-out-loud funny. Another corker' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH They say you can't choose your family. But you can kill them. Meet Grace Bernard. Daughter, sister, serial killer... Grace has lost everything. And she will stop at nothing to get revenge. ------------------------------ 'Funny and furious and strangely uplifting. Grace is a bitter and beguiling anti-hero with a keen eye for social analysis - even in her most grisly deeds, you never stop rooting for her' PANDORA SYKES 'Deliciously addictive...brilliantly executed' i PAPER 'Addictive... Grace Bernard is one of the most intriguing and bewitching protagonists I've read in years' EMMA GANNON 'A funny, compulsive read about family dysfunction and the media's obsession with murder' SUNDAY TIMES STYLE 'You'll be gripped... Grace's emotional detachment throughout will give you chills' Rated 5 stars by COSMOPOLITAN 'Hilarious and dark' ELLE 'Ironic twists and caustic commentary on everything from liberal guilt to the consumerist con that is "selfcare" sharpen this debut novel' OBSERVER 'Brilliantly tongue-in-cheek stuff from the Vogue columnist' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Witty, waspish satire of a murderer with no regrets' GRAZIA 'Original, funny, unique and such a refreshing read' PRIMA 'A deliciously dark debut novel' RED 'One very entertaining read' WOMAN'S WAY How To Kill Your Family was number 1 in the Sunday Times paperback chart on 26/04/2022
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A rich, magical new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - now a top ten Sunday Times bestseller
It is 1974 on the island of Cyprus. Two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided land, meet at a tavern in the city they both call home. The tavern is the only place that Kostas, who is Greek and Christian, and Defne, who is Turkish and Muslim, can meet, in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands of garlic, chilli peppers and wild herbs. This is where one can find the best food in town, the best music, the best wine. But there is something else to the place: it makes one forget, even if for just a few hours, the world outside and its immoderate sorrows.
In the centre of the tavern, growing through a cavity in the roof, is a fig tree. This tree will witness their hushed, happy meetings, their silent, surreptitious departures; and the tree will be there when the war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to rubble, when the teenagers vanish and break apart.
Decades later in north London, sixteen-year-old Ada Kazantzakis has never visited the island where her parents were born. Desperate for answers, she seeks to untangle years of secrets, separation and silence. The only connection she has to the land of her ancestors is a Ficus Carica growing in the back garden of their home.
In The Island of Missing Trees, prizewinning author Elif Shafak brings us a rich, magical tale of belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature, and, finally, renewal.
'What a wonderful read! This book moved me to tears... in the best way. Powerful and poignant' Reese Witherspoon
'A brilliant novel -- one that rings with Shafak's characteristic compassion for the overlooked and the under-loved, for those whom history has exiled, excluded or separated. I know it will move many readers around the world, as it moved me' Robert Macfarlane
'A wonderfully transporting and magical novel that is, at the same time, revelatory about recent history and the natural world and quietly profound' William Boyd
'This is an enchanting, compassionate and wise novel and storytelling at its most sublime' Polly Samson
'A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. THE ISLAND OF MISSING TREES is balm for our bruised times' David Mitchell
'An outstanding work of breathtaking beauty' Lemn Sissay
'A writer of important, beautiful, painful, truthful novels' Marian Keyes
'Lovely heartbreaker of a novel centered on dark secrets of civil wars & evils of extremism: Cyprus, star-crossed lovers, killed beloveds, damaged kids. Uprootings. (One narrator is a fig tree!)' Margaret Atwood on Twitter
'Elif Shafak is a unique and powerful voice in world literature' Ian McEwan
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERA Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Daily Express Book of the Year'Hugely, highly and happily recommended' Stephen Fry'You should read Humankind. You'll learn a lot (I did) and you'll have good reason to feel better about the human race' Tim Harford'Made me see humanity from a fresh perspective' Yuval Noah HarariIt's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives.
Hanes gwraig yn ailddarganfod ei gwreiddiau Cymreig, ac yn archwilio iaith a diwylliant y Gymru gyfoes. Symudodd yr awdures, Jane Parry, o Lydaw i Sir Fôn, gan ddarganfod bod ei theulu wedi byw yno am flynyddoedd lawer, a bod ei chyndeidiau wedi'u claddu ym mynwent yr eglwys, ganllath o'i chartref!
Nofel fuddugol Gwobr Goffa Daniel Owen, Gwynt y Dwyrain gan Alun Ffred ar gael yn y siop yng Nghaernarfon nawr! … “nofel dditectif sydd yma, ac mae hi’n glincar” meddai Dewi Prysor, un o feirniaid Gwobr Goffa Daniel Owen wrth wobrwyo’r nofel. Mynnwch gopi!