Culture

Did MI5 spies break into a Plaid Cymru MP’s flat? Extracts from Elfyn Llwyd’s new autobiography

The following are translated extracts from former Plaid Cymru Dwyfor-Meirionnydd MP Elfyn Llwyd’s new autobiography, Betws a’r Byd. One morning a pack of papers arrived in the Dolgellau Office – they were very revealing and showed that Welsh Office staff, under the supervision of John Redwood, had prevented staff from […]

Review: The Mission House is an entrancing read

Rebecca F. John Hilary Byrd is awkward, a misfit.  Somewhat by accident, it seems, he has ended up on the plains of India, where he finds the weather not to his tastes and flees into the hills, seeking cooler air – somewhere he can breathe.  In Ooty, a southern hill […]

Review: Onward / Ymlaen! is an angry, feisty volume which shows that the spirit of Chartism lives on in Wales

Jon Gower This righteous anger-stoked anthology takes its title from a long poem by Patrick Jones called ‘Guerrilla Tapestry’ which first appeared almost a quarter of a century ago but has now been updated ‘to bear witness to today’s world and the new threads.’ The hallmark staccato bark, looping repetitions […]