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Welsh Wednesdays: Everything you need to know about the #Llandeilo X-Mas Book Fair, this Saturday Dec 10th

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13029662_1689809881271994_4234272720636115043_oThe Book Fair will start at 9:45am with music by the Llandeilo Town Band and the official opening by the Mayor.  You can find the Civic Hall on Crescent Road, next to the main town car park. 

There will be signs throughout town to gfc349-posteruide you.

The day will be filled with performances, readings and events for the entire family.

PROGRAMME:  

9:45 am: The Llandeilo Town Band will kickstart the day with festive music and the town Mayor will open the event officially.14509147_10153791704897327_2015750842_n

10:00 am: Book Fair opens with Hayley Addis: “The Goblin Circus” (children & adults) reworking fairy-tales

10:45 am: Will MacMillan Jones presents his ‘Enchanted Darkness,’ a performance for children and adults.9b2e4-welsh_cakes_and_custard

11:15 am: Wendy White, ‘Tir-nan-Og’ winner, reads from her children’s book ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard.’

11:45 am: Hugh W. Roberts reads “What If Summer Never Arrives” from his brand new book “Glimpses”

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Welsh Wednesdays: A day for the entire family: Llandeilo X-Mas Book Fair Dec 10th

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1:30 pm: Rachel McGrath reads from her children’s book ‘Willow and Coco meet Santa.’
 
Rachel McGrath grew by the beach in Australia, and moved to the UK in her early thirties to pursue her career in Human Resources. Since her early teens she has had ambitions to write professionally, but it wasn’t until 2015 that her first novel, a memoir, was published.
Since then she has published several novels and children’s stories. Her writing has received several literary awards including the People’s Book Prize, Reader’s Favorite and more recently the New Apple Literary Awards.1:00 p.m. Sharon Tregenza reads from her Middle Grade/Mystery Adventure “Shiver Stone” 
 
Sharon Tregenza is an award winning children’s
author. She was born and brought up in Cornwall but has lived in several
countries including, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates.
Her debut
novel “TARANTULA TIDE” won the Kelpie’s Prize and the…

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Preparing a Fantasy Thanksgiving Dinner

Legends of Windemere

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in a fantasy world?  Follow these steps for the perfect meal that promises to be delicious, affordable, and minimal on casualties.

  1. Stock up on healing potions.  These can help with the prep work, family fights, bandit raids, food poisoning, and zombie turkeys.
  2. Hunt down your own turkey to save money for the other dishes.  They’re fairly plentiful in certain regions, so some traveling might be needed.  It is not recommended to use magic or anything else that obliterates the animal.
  3. Apologize to the griffin you mistook for a turkey and run.
  4. Find wild yams for mashing.  Earn extra money by doing this in public and claiming to be a stand-up comedian.  Due to copyright issues, always refuse to add a watermelon to your act.
  5. Buy green beans to steam.  What could go wrong?
  6. Finish wrapping scalded hand.
  7. Make bacon and eat most of it.  Give last…

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A question of confidence

Suddenly they all died. The end.

I am happy to have with me once again that inimitable poet, Tallis Steelyard, to talk a little about his latest adventures in Port Naain with his esteemed cartographer friend, Benor Dorfinngil.

cover-a-bad-pennyIt is, I freely confess, a sore point. I feel somehow that my honour has been traduced, that my good name has been taken in vain. Indeed I, Tallis Steelyard, leading poet of my generation, has been shamelessly taken advantage of.
It started simply enough when I was asked to promote a short tale, ‘A Bad Penny.’ You’ve heard of it perhaps? I thought not. Perhaps I’ll have to explain further.

Some petty hack called Jim Webster, a writer of penny dreadfuls of the worst sort, inveigled his way into the confidence of an old friend of mine, one Benor. Now in his youth Benor lived for a while in Port Naain and we were (and still are)…

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KAI Presents… Christoph Fischer!

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Kev’s Author Interviews Presents: 

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Christoph Fischer!

 Short Biography:

Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. In 1993 he moved to the UK and now lives in Llandeilo in West Wales. He and his partner have several Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. 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…

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Welsh Wednesdays: Welsh fiction at the #LlandeiloBookFair on Dec 10th in #Llandeilo

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Here are a few of the many amazing books with Welsh flavour to be presented at the Llandeilo Book Fair on Dec 10th in the Civic Hall in Llandeilo
 
Wales is a land of mystery and being a Celtic race the Welsh
are fantastic story tellers. According to Graham it was the Welsh legends that
started his writing career. He’s also 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/
Welsh Cakes and Custard and Three Cheers for Wales are about the
adventures of Betsi Wyn and Emyr Rhys and feature their grandparents too,
Mam-gu and Da-cu. Each book includes five stories with a strong Welsh flavour,
a child-friendly recipe and some traditional songs. Wendy writes for adults
under the pen…

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A Fantasy Tip from History: Medieval Fonts and Posters

Nicholas C. Rossis

Medieval Posters and Fonts | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Herman Strepel’s Advertisement sheet for scripts, c. 1450 (The Hague, KB, 76 D 45) – Image: medievalbooks.nl

It was a slow day in 1450 and Herman Strepel, a scribe in Münster, Germany, was bored. With the last manuscript almost complete, he needed a new client. So, his eyes lit up when a passerby stepped into his store. His clothes spoke of a wealthy merchant. Perhaps even a member of the aristocracy, although Herman would have probably recognized him. The man stopped to gaze admiringly at the wall, where an advertisement sheet hung, showcasing samples of Herman’s versatile handwriting. Much like every other scribe in the city, Herman had been using such posters to cover his walls and part of the window, in order to entice clients into ordering.

He walked next to the potential client and pointed at a script name, written in appealing golden letters. “We have two categories of…

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