Graffeg Christmas Gift Guide for Adults 🎄

For the art enthusiasts

Harry Holland: Drawings

Harry Holland


Widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest figurative artists, this unique volume collects examples of Harry Holland’s drawings throughout his career, from early drawings to anatomical studies, still lifes, self-portraits, studies for later paintings and sketchbook pages, many of which are appearing in print for the first time.


£40


Ray Howard-Jones: My Hand is the Voice of the Sea

David Moore


The first substantial monograph to explore the life and work of Ray Howard-Jones (1903- 1996), an outstanding Welsh female artist, once renowned yet now sadly neglected.


£35


Earth Meadow

Sara Llewellyn & Eironwy Llewellyn


A uniquely personal and charming collection of 53 original artworks depicting life in rural Wales from 1930-1944, painted retrospectively from memory by artist Eironwy Llewellyn whilst in her seventies.


£30


Art for Wales: The Legacy of Derek Williams

David Moore


Founded in 1992, the Derek Williams Trust works in close cooperation with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, collecting post-19th century fine and applied art. Here David Moore surveys how Williams’s bequest has acted as a catalyst towards the display of modern art in Wales.


£25


Life Force: A Painter's Response to the Nature Poetry of Ted Hughes

Louise Fletcher


A stunning sequence of 34 abstract artworks, each taking their inspiration from the poetry of Ted Hughes and the evocative setting of the Yorkshire moors. With quotations from Hughes’s work included alongside the pieces they provoked.


£30


Kyffin Williams

Dr Qing Chao Ma


Kyffin Williams is the culmination of four years of research of Kyffin Williams' art. Dr. Qing Chao Ma’s illuminating new study incorporates Kyffin Williams’s full range; his inspirational landscapes and seascapes in oil, his delicate watercolours, his distinctive lino cuts, and his mesmeric portraits.


£30


For the photographers

Portraits of Tibet

Diane Barker


This collection of 108 portrait images documents several journeys made by photographer Diane Barker who became immersed in the everyday lives of the ancient nomadic people of Tibet – one of the last great surviving nomad communities in the world.


£30


Pembrokeshire: Discovering the Coast Path

Drew Buckley


An idea first conceived as social media posts during lockdown, award-winning professional landscape and wildlife photographer Drew Buckley takes us on a photographer’s journey in his home county of Pembrokeshire, Wales.


£30


Peeling Paint and Rust

David Wilson


Immerse yourself in David Wilson’s evocative new collection of images. Peeling Paint and Rust transports you to a world where the passage of time has bestowed a unique beauty upon forgotten objects and places.

£25


A Year in Pembrokeshire

Jamie Owen and David Wilson


Broadcaster Jamie Owen and photographer David Wilson capture Pembrokeshire through the seasons in words and pictures. This is a journey to mountains and coast, farms and fishing boats to capture life over the course of a year in an engaging and immersive portrait of one of Britain's most treasured places.


£20


Pembrokeshire

David Wilson


From the rolling Preseli Hills to its dramatic cliff-top coastline, Pembrokeshire both excites and enthrals with a sense of timeless beauty. And yet there is also a story to be told, one of meaning and of ancestry, which acclaimed landscape photographer David Wilson brings to life through his remarkable black and white images.


£20


The Village

David Wilson


Llangwm, in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, huddles around an inlet of the Cleddau Estuary. Sitting at the end of a minor road, it harbours a strong sense of communal self-sufficiency. With its church, two chapels, post office, pub, rugby and cricket clubs, school, an annual literary festival, choir and a host of other societies, it bustles with life. 


£20


Landscape Wales

Terry Stevens


A pictorial celebration of the glorious natural treasures and landscapes of Wales. Featuring spectacular mountains, dramatic coastlines, gentle lowlands and idyllic river valleys. Landscape Wales is a reminder that the rich, diverse and timeless geography of Wales is second to none.


£35


Under Celtic Skies

Kersten Howard


Pembrokeshire is famous for its wide open spaces, beautiful scenery, collection of historic buildings and monuments and its stunning coastline. Under Celtic Skies is a collection of panoramic images which celebrate the open spaces and amazing colours that can be found throughout the year.


£25


Hay Festival Faces

Billie Charity


An institution of cultural life in the UK, Hay Festival brings writers, artists, musicians, thinkers and entertainers together each year to share and celebrate their ideas and achievements in ‘town of books’ Hay-on-Wye.


£16.99


For the environmentalists

Butterfly Safari

Andrew Fusek Peters


Butterfly Safari shows butterflies in a new light, capturing close-ups of wing scales and the delicate structure of eggs, eyes and antennae. Andrew has also pioneered never before-seen flight shots and astonishing aerial sequences. Many of these photos have already appeared in the national papers and magazines.


£30


A Love Affair with Peonies

Alec White


Driven by a passion for horticulture from a young age, RHS Chelsea Gold Medal-winner Alec White shares his extensive expertise and personal experience in this illustrated celebration of the peony. 


£30


British Wildlife Photography Awards 11



Celebrating the eleventh British Wildlife Photography Awards, this stunning collection will showcase over 250 of the winning and shortlisted images from the 2023 competition.


£30


Sue Kent Garden Notes

Sue Kent


Garden Notes was written and designed by award-winning designer Sue Kent with the aim of creating a record for all of your gardening needs. Garden Notes is a practical combination of useful forms for keeping your garden records and extensive tips and tricks, all helpfully categorised for ease of recording and reference.


£15


This is How the Change Begins

Nicola Davies


This is How the Change Begins is a collection of six illuminating poems inspired by the growing threat of climate change. From a consideration of our carbon footprints by way of Islamic mathematician Alhazen, the impact shifting weather conditions are having and will continue to have on our events and celebrations and the choices we have to make to turn the tide, these remarkable poems brilliantly confront the recognisable realities of the climate crisis with bold and lyrical language.


£12.99


Wonders of the Celtic Deep

Dale Templar, Sally Weale &

Anne Gallagher


A unique environment created by the confluence of three oceanic and climatic zones, the Welsh coast and its waters teem with life and diversity, documented here as never before. From seals and seabirds gathered along this celebrated coastline to the species to be found in the depths of the Celtic Sea.


£25


For the foodies

The Melting Pot

Maggie Ogunbanwo and Huw Jones


A collection of thirty recipes celebrating food as a language through which those settling in unfamiliar communities have been able to reach out, communicate and share.


£9.99


African Twist (v)

Maggie Ogunbanwo and Huw Jones


Maggie’s immaculate balance of flavours combined with playful presentation ensures these are recipes to remember for those wanting to explore broader, more environmentally responsible culinary horizons.


£9.99


Funny Food (v)

Jane Reynolds and Huw Jones


Maggie’s immaculate balance of flavours combined with playful presentation ensures these are recipes to remember for those wanting to explore broader, more environmentally responsible culinary horizons.


£9.99


Celtic Cuisine

Gilli Davies and Huw Jones


Encompassing starters, mains and desserts, from warming soups and pasties to fresh salads, rich pastas, classic dessert pies and crumbles, as well as breads, sauces and chutneys. These accessible recipes have been created to appeal to the tastes of both vegans and non-vegans alike.


£9.99


Celtic Cuisine

Gilli Davies and Huw Jones


This collection of Celtic recipes from Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, the Isle of Man, Cornwall and Galicia covers a range of traditional dishes rooted in the Celtic past together with others that are at the forefront of modern cooking.


£9.99


The Little Laverbread Book

Jonathan Williams


Jonathan shares his passion for laverbread, exploring its history and cultural significance, the science and nutrition behind it and how to prepare it, as well as offering up a delicious selection of recipes to try it out for yourself.


£9.99


For the fiction fanatics

The Sheriff of Geneva

Richard Williams


A cache of Venezuelan gold bullion is hijacked en route to safe-keeping in a bank vault, deep in the Swiss countryside; the heist orchestrated by the elusive Mr Bonjour, an international man of mystery and villain.


£8.99


Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave

Richard Williams


When Mostyn, an ageing Pembrokeshire farmer on the brink of bankruptcy, runs into Jethro, the pair secretly mobilise the locals of the village pub to help put on a  money-spinning event. But things do not go to plan.


£8.99


The Offline Project

Dan Tyte


The internet defines Gerard Kane. But after a death in the family can going off-grid save him? His pursuit of something outside the saturation of data takes him from Cardiff to a new community in the Danish woodland.


£8.99


For the globetrotters

Bird's Eye London

Paul Campbell


A showcase of stunning aerial photography by Paul Campbell, revealing new perspectives of London and its famous landmarks. Over 150 single and double-page images of the city feature in this updated second edition, each revealing a new perspective of this iconic city and its landmarks.


£35


Wish You Were Here

Terry Stevens


This book will give tourists and travellers a description of each of the 50 destinations with a personal explanation giving an insight as to why, and how, these destinations consistently deliver high quality visitor experiences.


£20


Wish You Were Here: Europe

Terry Stevens


This book will give tourists and travellers a description of each of 50 leading destinations from around Europe with a personal explanation offering an insight as to why, and how, these destinations consistently deliver high-quality visitor experiences.


£25


Wish You Were Here

John Gilbey


John Gilbey has contributed to the Guardian Country Diary column, established back in 1906, since 2006. From his home near Aberystwyth, he sets out to provide a monthly image of the rural landscape across Ceredigion, Powys, Pembrokeshire and Gwynedd. 


£14.99


For the picture book lovers

The Lightbringers

Karin Celestine


The midwinter solstice provides the focal point for a journey by the little creatures as they seek to return light to earth, but it is a journey that evokes the traditions of the Mari Lwyd walking the villages of Wales and Wassail songs being sung in the orchards.


£12.99


The Wish Gatherers

Karin Celestine and Tamsin Rosewell


The year turns, harvest approaches, and the longer night skies fill with stars. And sometimes, just sometimes, maybe once in a thousand lifetimes, the star you see when you look up is a Wishing Star, one that can hear a wish and make a dream come true.


£12.99


A Cuddle and a Cwtch

Sarah Kilbride and James Munro


Cwtch is a Welsh word used to describe a whole lot of love. This endearing illustrated poem introduces the term to the English language in order to share its healing, human warmth.


£6.99


Lord of the Forest

Caroline Pitcher and Jackie Morris


Everything little Tiger hears is new and exciting. When he tells his mother of the sounds all around him she reminds him ‘When you don’t hear them, my son, be ready. The Lord of the Forest is here!’ But who is the Lord of the Forest? 


£20


Tell Me a Dragon

Jackie Morris


In lyrical words and breathtaking pictures, children describe their dragons – and in a final gathering of fire, scales and claws you can imagine your own special dragon. Explore a world of dragons through lyrical text and beautifully realised illustrations. 


£20


The Quiet Music of the Gently Falling Snow

Jackie Morris


A collection of twelve illustrated folk tales, or lullabies for grown-ups, set in a distant world of music, snow and magic. The stories are based around a series of musically-themed illustrations first created by Jackie for Help Musicians UK.


£25


For the heritage rail enthusiasts

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