Book review, Carnival of Words, memories events and more – DollarJob

Book review, Carnival of Words, memories events and more


Local poet and author Paul Clifton will be in conversation with distinguished author and poet Aled Lewis Evans. Paul will be launching and talking about his latest and third anthology, 1988 – A Poetic Diary of a Wrexham Author, and reading extracts from the book. His latest collection will take you on a lyrical voyage of his hometown Wrexham and beyond, from his most significant moments to the smallest of nuances. Experience his life journey with him and discover his adventure as he takes you through the pages of his book. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 6, from 6pm at Wrexham Library. This is a free event but you will need to reserve your place – or 01978 292090.

Author of the Month

Titles by Author of the Month, Lesley Pearse.

Titles by Author of the Month, Lesley Pearse.

Lesley Pearse was born in Kent and is a writer of romantic and family sagas, set both in the present day and the early twentieth century. Pearse came comparatively late to literary fame, having worked in a number of jobs before being inspired to take up her pen in her mid-30s. She was first published at the age of 48 with Georgia and has gone on to sell millions of copies of her books world wide. Pearse’s works include the popular Belle series, set before and during the First World War. Her latest book is a memoir entitled The Long and Winding Road. Lesley lives near Bristol, has three daughters and one grandson.

Time to Remember at Ruabon, Rhos and Llay libraries

Join us at Ruabon, Rhos and Llay libraries to share your memories, reminisce with books and music, try out our new activities and meet and chat with others. Time to Remember at Ruabon Library will take place on the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm, with the next session on Wednesday, February 21. Reminisce will take place at Rhos Library on the third Friday of the month at 11am with the next session on March 15. Reminisce at Llay Library will take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1pm, with the next session on Tuesday, February 27. Refreshments will be available and individuals, families and carers will be very welcome.

Carnival of Words Early Bird Ticket

We have a great line-up for this our 10th annual Carnival of Words literary festival. With more than 20 events to choose from there will be something for everyone. We have special events for children, young adults, mystery buffs, historical fiction connoisseurs, romantic fans, plus lots of poetry action! Some of our events are free of charge, but we are also offering an Early Brid Tickets which gains you access to 11 events for the price of £35 – bargain! For details of the full programme plus access to tickets please visit

Fancy Dress Swap at Wrexham Library

Do you have any children’s fancy dress costumes lying around which you no longer need? If so, why not donate them to Wrexham Library’s fancy dress swap? You can drop off/donate your unwanted costumes anytime up until February 22. If you would like to swap your costume you will be given a token to come and choose a different costume on Swap Days which will take place on February 23, February 24, March 1 and March 2. All costumes must be clean, in good condition and be suitable for primary school aged children. So why not take the stress out of World Book Day and swap your costume with us?

Adolygiad Llyfr

Y Byw sy’n Cysgu gan Kate Roberts

Y Byw syn Cysgu by Kate Roberts

Y Byw sy’n Cysgu by Kate Roberts

Ysgrifennodd Kate Roberts y nofel hon yn 1956, ond y cyfnod yn union ar ôl rhyfel 1939-45 yw’r cefndir. Mae Y Byw sy’n Cysgu, yr un fath â nofelau eraill yr awdures, wedi ei lleoli yn ardal y chwareli llechi yn Arfon. Merch o’r enw Lora Ffennig yw’r prif gymeriad. Mae Lora Ffennig yn fam i ddau o blant ac yn wraig doraethus a threfnus. Yn hollol ddirybudd mae hi’n cael gwybod bod ei gŵr wedi mynd i ffwrdd gyda menyw arall. Cawn ddilyn ei hynt am y flwyddyn gyntaf, yn ymdopi ag un gofid ar ôl y llall. Erbyn diwedd y flwyddyn mae Lora Ffennig yn teimlo ei bod hi’n cysgu cyn yr hunllef o golli ei gŵr, ond ei bod hi bellach wedi dihuno, wedi dysgu nad yw pethau bob amser fel maen nhw’n ymddangos. Mae hi’n gwybod bellach pwy yw ei ffrindiau, ond mae pobl yn newid, does dim yn barhaol. Dim ond hi all gymryd cyfrifoldeb am ei bywyd hi ei hun a bywydau ei phlant.

Adolygiad wedi addasu oddi ar, trwy ganiatâd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.


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