Library of Wales Gift for Gregynog

Posted on 24 March 2010
Gregynog House Front

Gregynog Hall

A full set of classicWelsh novels in English will be presented to the Library at Gregynog Hall during a weekend conference to celebrate Welsh writing in English to be held at Gregynog from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th March.

The Library of Wales Series of novels, which includes Newtown novelist Geraint Goodwin’s “The Heyday in the Blood”, is published by Parthian Books and edited by the distinguished author and academic Professor Dai Smith, official biographer of the Welsh novelist and critic Raymond Williams. Professor Smith holds the Raymond Williams Research chair at Swansea University. He will be making the conference’s keynote speech on Friday evening but will be finding time before hand to make the presentation of the Library of Wales collection to Gregynog’s director, Karen Armstrong.

Gregynog’s Librarian, Mary Oldham, says “We are so delighted by Parthian Books’ generous gift to the library here at Gregynog which contains books on every aspect of Welsh literature, history and culture, both in English and Welsh. The important novels which have been rediscovered by the Library of Wales will be a wonderful addition to our collection.”

The presentation will be made at a reception at 5.30pm on Friday 26th March in the Senior Common Room at Gregynog.


To find out more, please contact Mary Oldham, Gregynog Librarian:


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