This blog is created for the followers of Brian John's Angel Mountain Saga of eight novels, dealing with the life and times of a very imperfect heroine, Mistress Martha Morgan of Plas Ingli. She lived at about the same time as Jane Austen but struggled to survive in a very different world. Total sales for the series are now over 80,000 copies.
Alongside poetry, I am passionate about literary fiction, film, theatre, popular culture, curiosities and all manner of exquisite minutiae.
Mab Jones is a daring wordsmith who writes both poetry and prose. She was the first Resident Poet in the National Botanical Garden of Wales. Currently, she is a freelancer for the New York Times, and is a recent winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize.
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Ty Newydd Writing Centre
Tŷ Newydd is the National Writing Centre of Wales. Established in 1990, thousands of aspiring and budding writers have since passed through our iconic teal front door.
We specialise in residential creative writing courses. Every week we welcome a new group of individuals from Wales, the rest of the UK and beyond to our home. They spend time together under the tutelage of professional writers, taking part in workshops and one-to-one tutorials, enjoying readings and basking in the inspirational setting of Tŷ Newydd.
Born in Cardiff in 1937 Gillian Clarke is a poet, playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator