Off to Waterstones in Swansea tomorrow (Saturday 1 December 2012) to sign copies of my books. Three will be available – Swansea Then and Now, Bloody Welsh History – Swansea, and Stories in Welsh Stone and of course they are ideal Christmas presents! I am there between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm. Had a good…
My books and I have had a good couple of days. I had a fine turn out for my latest talk in Swansea Civic Centre on Saturday afternoon. A good and appreciative audience and I managed to sell a few books. They were especially interested in the mug shots of nineteenth century petty criminals Swansea Then…
There is a feature about my book Bloody Welsh History – Swansea in the October edition of Swansea Life magazine. Look around page 20. Avoid the photograph if at all possible. There was also a feature in the South Wales Evening Post on Monday 15 October 2012. It is why dartboards were developed.
I shall be speaking at the Gower Young Farmers Dinner on Monday 15 October 2012 in the Gower Golf Club in Three Crosses
I now have advance copies of the book for sale. Already sold 8 copies!
My latest article in Welsh Country Magazine (September 2012 edition) is about the Battle of Pilleth which took place in 1402 near Knighton. It was Owain Glyndwr’s most famous victory over the English forces.
Thanks to everyone at W H Smiths for their help at my book signing today – and a particular thank you to all of you who bought a copy of my book, Bloody Welsh History – Swansea. I hope you all enjoy it!
With the help and direction of Dan Gladwin, my son in law, two new websites are being developed for my local history books. One is Bloody Welsh History – Swansea and the other is called Swansea Then and Now. The sites now exist. Over the next few weeks I shall have to add the content.
I shall be signing copies of both Stories in Welsh Stone and Bloody Welsh History – Swansea in W H Smiths in the Quadrant on Saturday 8 September 2012 between 11.00am and 2.00 pm.
I now have a twitter account where I will post news from Swansea’s past. Did you know that in 1863 Sarah Young was imprisoned for a month following her 18th offence that August for drunkenness? No, I didn’t know that either. Look for GeoffBrookes@HistorySwansea Let me know what you think.