My latest book, Grave Tales from Wales, is a sequel to the popular title Stories in Welsh Stone and follows a similar pattern. It was published by Cambria Books in June 2021.
Inside you will find thirty stories, originally published in my column in Welsh Country Magazine over a number of years. Each section tells the story beneath a Welsh gravestone. Some might be familiar to you but many will not.
The gravestones have been carefully selected, with no more than one for each location, which ensures a spread across the whole of the Principality. The stories are arranged alphabetically by location. So the book begins with a terrible double murder in Bassaleg and ends in Wrexham, with the story of Elihu Yale, after whom the American university is named. In between there are stories of shocking murders, tragic accidents and amazing achievements.
It is a paperback book with 188 pages divided into 30 chapters. Fully illustrated in colour throughout.
There is an introduction to the book on my YouTube Channel. Follow the link below to see it
The book is now available, with a cover price of £15. However, the website price, which includes (recycled) packing and delivery, is £12.99.
You can order it here now
If you want to see how the graves are divided between the two volumes, then click on this link to look at the contents of each book.
Alternatively, if you want to look at the full range of books we have available, then find the How To Buy Page in the menu or click here.
If you would like to get an idea of what the book is about then click on the link below and you will be taken to my YouTube Channel, where you can listen to me narrating one of the sections in the book – the story of the Robber’s Grave in Montgomery, Powys.