#IndyBookTourCymru2019 – day 25

Yesterday, #IndyBookTourCymru2019, day 25, was on home turf at Awen Teifi in Cardigan – a lovely, welcoming shop on Cardigan’s high street, only a stone’s throw from The Black Lion, the coaching inn which features fairly prominently in In Two Minds. Awen Teifi is a handsome, double-fronted shop which, if the posters in the front […]

#IndyBookTourCymru2019 – day 24

It wasn’t my intention to write blog posts about bookshops that I just visited to say hi for social media purposes but I had such lovely welcomes at both Nickleby’s in Llantwit Major and Cowbridge Bookshop, yesterday, that I just wanted to mention them here. Both Llantwit Major and Cowbridge are small enough not to […]

#IndyBookTourCymru2019 – day 20

Yesterday evening #IndyBookTourCymru2019 took me to the lovely Book-ish bookshop in Crickhowell to chat to readers at their Throw Away (Your Television) Society Book Club about None So Blind and the Teifi Valley Coroner series. And what an absolutely delightful evening it was! As you can see from the photo below we were in the […]

#IndyBookTourCymru2019 – day 17

Yesterday #IndyBookTourCymru2019 was a bit closer to home than previous outings. Just down the road from me, in fact, in Chepstow where the river Wye runs out of a dramatic limestone gorge, overlooked by the Norman castle, into the Severn. It’s a fascinating little town which lots of people miss as the main road skirts […]

Crimefest

Today, I’m taking a brief pause from #IndyBookTourCymru2019 to share a Crime Cymru triumph and some publishing news (read on to the end for this…) As regular readers of this blog will know the Welsh crime writers’ collective, Crime Cymru, of which I am currently chair, has been appearing in festivals here and there for […]

#IndyBookTourCymru2019 day 4 – Llanidloes

Yesterday, I was in Llanidloes at the Aladdin’s cave of bibliographic delights that is Great Oak Books. Run by the redoubtable Clive Upton (that’s him in the picture) the bookshop sells both new and second hand books and, in the pre-owned ‘barn’ section, there’s a proper treasure trove which includes subject areas as diverse as […]