BOOKS

GOMER PRESS COMPETITION
Win all of the Gomer books reviewed here

What decade does Coal House Diary cover?

Here’s your chance to win seven books from Gomer (does not include Nicole Cooke’s book). To enter the competition just answer the question and send your entry to City Life by 31st December 2008. Alternatively email your entry to jennifer@citylifecardiff.co.uk
 



EIRY PALFREY

Llyfr Pen-blwydd Birthday Book


Never forget a birthday again! A handy, bilingual, attractive looking book to record the birthdays of family and friends, with in-depth profiles of each star sign by astrologer Eiry Palfrey.

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SIMON WRIGHT

The Wright Taste


Former AA Restaurant Guide editor Simon Wright journeys into the unfamiliar territory of livestock farmer, in order to trace the passage of his award-winning restaurant’s meat from field to fork. This book accompanies the BBC Wales TV series The Wright Taste.
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RAY GRAVELL
Grav in his Own Words


Autobiography of the late Ray Gravell, muchmissed rugby legend and charismatic broadcaster. Started by Ray before he sadly passed away, and completed by his good friend Alun Wyn Bevan, a percentage from this book will be donated to the Ray Gravell & Friends Charitable Trust.
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GRAHAM HOWELLS

Merlin’s Magical Creatures


A stunning guide to the magical world of Merlin the Wizard. This lavishly illustrated handbook, detailing the many magical creatures of the wizard’s world is sure to delight Merlin watchers everywhere.

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CHRIS S. STEPHENS

A Christmas Collection from Wales


The perfect festive gift! A sumptuous collection celebrating Christmas traditions in Wales in all their glory. The compilation of poetry and prose with luxurious artwork and photography brings Christmas to life.
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TONY COTTEY

There’s Only Two Tony Cotteys


A funny and insightful account of Tony Cottey’s long and successful career as a professional sportsman, both on the football and cricket pitches.
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NICOLE COOKE

Cycle for Life


Commuting, racing or riding with friends, cycling offers a cheap, fast and environ - mentally friendly means of getting around that is not only the perfect recreational activity but has fantastic health benefits.



GWEN CARTWRIGHT

Coal House Diary


Not many people get the opportunity to travel back in time. But that’s exactly what happened to Gwen Cartwright and her family when they took part in ‘Coal House’, the BBC’s living history TV series.

Gwen recorded her daily life over three weeks as her family left behind all modern-day luxuries for a basic miner’s cottage, as they participated in the series. By turning the pages of Coal House Diary, we glimpse at life in a nineteen-twenties mining community through the eyes of a child. With a routine of housework for the women, hardwork down the mine for the men and school for the children, Gwen’s diary records many a highlight and lowlight of daily life.

Gwen lives in Sully, Penarth and is a pupil at Howells School, Cardiff.


 

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