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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 20 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Why Wales Never Was: The Failure of Welsh Nationalism by Simon Brooks
    Why Wales Never Was: The Failure of Welsh Nationalism - by Simon Brooks

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786830128 | ISBN 10: 1786830124

    Written as an act of protest in a Welsh-speaking community in north-west Wales, Why Wales Never Was combines a devastating analysis of the historical failure of Welsh nationalism with an apocalyptic vision of a non-Welsh future. It is the ‘progress ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner
    Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner's Strike - by Tim Tate

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786062918 | ISBN 10: 1786062917

    They did so in the midst of the 1984 miners' strike - the most bitter and divisive dispute for more than half a century, and in one of the most turbulent periods in modern British history.   In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher's hardcore social an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in the Rebecca Riots by Rhian E. Jones
    Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in the Rebecca Riots - by Rhian E. Jones

    £19.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783167883 | ISBN 10: 1783167882

    The wave of unrest which took place in 1840s Wales, known as ‘Rebeccaism’ or ‘the Rebecca riots’, stands out as a success story within the generally gloomy annals of popular struggle and defeat.   The story is remembered in vivid and compelling ... more

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  • Cover image of book People, Places and Passions: "Pain and Pleasure": A Social History of Wales and the Welsh, 1870-1945 by Russell Davies
    People, Places and Passions: "Pain and Pleasure": A Social History of Wales and the Welsh, 1870-1945 - by Russell Davies

    £19.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783162376 | ISBN 10: 1783162376

    The first of two volumes on the social history of Wales in the period 1870–1948, People, Places and Passions concentrates on the social events and changes which created and forged Wales into the mid-twentieth century.   This volume considers ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fascist Party in Wales? Plaid Cymru, Welsh Nationalism and the Accusation of Fascism by Richard Wyn Jones
    The Fascist Party in Wales? Plaid Cymru, Welsh Nationalism and the Accusation of Fascism - by Richard Wyn Jones

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783160563 | ISBN 10: 178316056x

    For decades, otherwise highly respected figures in Welsh life have repeatedly claimed that Welsh nationalists sympathised with Fascism during the dark days of the 1930s and the Second World War.  In this path-breaking book, Wales's leading polit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes from the End of History: A Memoir of the Left in Wales by Philip Bounds
    Notes from the End of History: A Memoir of the Left in Wales - by Philip Bounds

    £14.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780850366112 | ISBN 10: 0850366119

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union it was widely believed that Marxists would be all but extinct by the year 2000. Humanity, wrote Francis Fukuyama, had come to the "end of history". All thoughts of finding an alternative to capitalism could be f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Welsh Language: A History by Janet Davies
    The Welsh Language: A History - by Janet Davies

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783160198 | ISBN 10: 1783160195

    The existence of the Welsh-language can come as a surprise to those who assume that English is the foundation language of Britain. However, J. R. R. Tolkien described Welsh as the 'senior language of the men of Britain'. Visitors from outside Wales m ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Jews of South Wales by Ursula R. Q. Henriques
    The Jews of South Wales - by Ursula R. Q. Henriques

    £19.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780708326718 | ISBN 10: 0708326714

    The book focuses on the Jewish communities in Cardiff, Swansea and the South Wales valleys in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, looking at their everyday lives and also more dramatic and sensational events such as the Tredegar Riots in 1911 and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Owain Glyndwr: The Story of the Last Prince of Wales by Terry Breverton
    Owain Glyndwr: The Story of the Last Prince of Wales - by Terry Breverton

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781445614984 | ISBN 10: 1445614987

    If it had not been for Owain Glyndwr’s 15-year struggle against overwhelming odds, the Welsh would not have survived as Europe’s oldest nation. His war is the defining era in the history of Wales. Yet Glyndwr is hardly known – a cultured, literate wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Welsh: The Biography by Terry Breverton
    The Welsh: The Biography - by Terry Breverton

    £16.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781445608082 | ISBN 10: 1445608081

    The Welsh: The Biography tells the story of the remarkable survival of the oldest nation and oldest language in Europe. We see how the four original major Celtic tribes are still reflected in the location of Britain’s four oldest cathedrals, and how ... more

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  • Cover image of book Changing Times: Welsh Women Writing on the 1950s and 1960s by Edited by Deirdre Beddoe
    Changing Times: Welsh Women Writing on the 1950s and 1960s - by Edited by Deirdre Beddoe

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906784102 | ISBN 10: 1906784108

    Mornings were used to teach the basic three Rs and to progress us through our Janet and John readers. I only learned much later, in my thirties, how limited Janet's activites had been in comparison to her brother John's and how some scholars linked t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Very Salt of Life: Welsh Women
    The Very Salt of Life: Welsh Women's Political Writings from Chartism to Suffrage - by Edited by Jane Aaron and Ursula Masson

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781870206907 | ISBN 10: 1870206908

    This innovative and ground-breaking anthology covers a century of Welsh women's political writings, from the 1830s to the 1930s; its diverse contributors include female Chartists, patriotic defenders of Wales and its language, feminists working for w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life and Work of Henry Richard by D. Ben Rees
    The Life and Work of Henry Richard - by D. Ben Rees

    £3.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780851247465 | ISBN 10: 0851247466

    Henry Richard, the Apostle of Peace, was a Congregational minister, Welsh Member of Parliament 1868-88, and Secretary of the Peace Society (1848-84). He was elected Member of Parliament for the Merthyr boroughs in Wales in 1868 and became an influen ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Welsh Wars of Independence by David Moore
    The Welsh Wars of Independence - by David Moore

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780752441283 | ISBN 10: 0752441280

    Independent Wales was defined in the centuries after the Romans withdrew from Britain in AD 410. The Welsh achieved this despite Irish and Viking raids and colonisation, despite the growing power of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, and despite frequent and ... more

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  • Cover image of book A History of Wales by John Davies
    A History of Wales - by John Davies

    £16.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780140284751 | ISBN 10: 0140284753

    Stretching from the Ice Ages to the present day, this masterful account traces the political, social and cultural history of the land that has come to be called Wales. Spanning prehistoric hill forts and Roman ruins to the Reformation, the Industrial ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reminiscences of John Jones Griffith by James Maxwell
    Reminiscences of John Jones Griffith - by James Maxwell

    £5.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781901231823 | ISBN 10: 1901231828

    James Maxwell traces the life and times of his grandfather, who was a part of the Welsh non-conformist master mariner tradition. It includes many fascinating tales of sailing the high seas in the nineteenth century. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wales and the Spanish Civil War: The Dragon
    Wales and the Spanish Civil War: The Dragon's Dearest Cause? - by Robert Stradling

    £18.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780708318164 | ISBN 10: 0708318169

    Many nations were involved in the Spanish Civil War, but in Wales it retained a special significance, representing a heroic saga of mythical resonance. Wales and the Spanish Civil War brings a rigorous and critical analysis to bear upon this hal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wales: Epic Views of a Small Country by Jan Morris
    Wales: Epic Views of a Small Country - by Jan Morris

    £17.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780140274844 | ISBN 10: 0140274847

    For just a few years, the fifteenth-century rebel leader Owain Glyndwr seized control of Wales from its English overlords. Yet dreams of Welsh independence have never been extinguished ...  Half-Welsh, half-English, Jan Morris has travelled to e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out Of The Shadows: A History Of Women In Twentieth-Century Wales by Deirdre Beddoe
    Out Of The Shadows: A History Of Women In Twentieth-Century Wales - by Deirdre Beddoe

    £16.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780708315910 | ISBN 10: 0708315917

    Out Of The Shadows reveals the fascinating story of women's lives in Wales during the twentieth century. In this major contribution to the gendered history of Wales, Deirdre Beddoe draws on wide-ranging historical sources, including extensive archiva ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wales for Beginners by Jeff Fallow
    Wales for Beginners - by Jeff Fallow

    £7.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780863162848 | ISBN 10: 0863162843

    The Romans fought them. The Normans did, too. English kings dotted the country with massive castles to awe the people - and made their eldest sons Princes of the land. Henry VIII (and he was part Welsh) did his bloated royal best to destroy Wales as ... more

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