Welsh Stories Two Book Bundle
  • Welsh Stories Two Book Bundle

    £24.00Price

    Welsh Stories Two Book Bundle

     

    This unique book bundle brings you two fascinating books from Welsh publisher Seren Books, a large (blank inside) art greeting card with eco-gift wrap and your personalised message enclosed. Includes UK postage.

     

    Two Book Titles:

    The Clydach Murders is a detailed and unbiased investigation into the brutal murders of Mandy Power, her two daughters and their grandmother, who were killed in their home in 1999. The crime sparked the largest criminal investigation ever mounted in Wales. A local labourer, Dai Morris, was tried twice for the cruel murders and finally convicted in 2006, though no fingerprint or DNA evidence connected him to the crime. In this meticulously researched book, the author argues that Morris’ conviction is unsound, based only on the lack of a solid alibi, the presence of his gold chain in Power’s house, and the lies he initially lied to the police.

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    The Girl Who Lived on Air

    Sarah Jacob was the Carmarthenshire farm girl who dominated the national and regional press for almost all of 1869. In the popular imagination she was ‘the Welsh fasting girl’ and although she was not the first anorexic, she was arguably the first to cause a national furore, and become something of a celebrity. She died despite a team of nurses from Guy’s Hospital stationed at her home in Lletherneuadd, and after the best minds in British medicine had set theorised about the cause of her apparently supernatural existence – living in spite of starvation, losing no weight yet clearly suffering in all kinds of ways.

    Sarah’s was not the only story here. Her parents were charged with murder and eventually convicted of manslaughter. The Girl Who Lived on Air retells this human story of an anorexic made to be the centre of a lucrative and also media-hungry ‘spin’ on the nineteenth century nexus of knowledge between science and superstition, folk-belief and religious asceticism. Stephen Wade covers new ground in examining the medical issues surrounding the case, the legal complexities (including the use of Welsh in court) and the interpretation on a newly enacted law which reformulated serious crime, the prison life of Sarah’s parents, and the significance of folklore and superstition in an unusual and yet all too familiar story

     

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    A valleys card by resident artist Gayle Rogers (C5 size, blank inside with white UK sourced envelope) Card designed and printed in Wales.

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    Eco-gift wrapped in brown paper and ribbon.

     

    We can send direct to you or gift wrap and put your special message in the card and send it on behalf of you to a loved one. (Just complete the text box with your message).