What's New in September with Graffeg

September is a notoriously busy month for all. We're sending the kids back to school, clocking back into office, consuming copious amounts of coffee, some of you early birds might even be preparing for – dare we say it – Christmas! As usual we've got plenty going on over here at the Graffeg offices to keep us busy, but this month we thought we'd share with you what exactly we're doing. For those of you interested in what goes on behind our screens, Alexa, Bethan and Hannah are here to update you. Consider this your monthly catch-up with the gang! 

September Titles:

by Bethan Blake-Abed-Ali, Marketing Executive

As usual we've got a variation of books hitting your shelves this month. Whether you're into fiction, art, or looking for a book to read with your young ones – look no further! Our upcoming September titles have got you covered.

The Journey by Maggie Ogunbanwo and Last Resort by Richard Willams are being published as a part of the Quick Reads scheme. One of the main aims of the Quick Reads series if to encourage readers who are less confident in their reading abilities to pick up a short, fast-paced book that they can buy for just £1 – a small investment with a big reward. The initiative is coordinated in Wales by the Books Council of Wales and supported by Welsh Government. 

Harry Holland: Drawings is the first book dedicated to the drawings of the celebrated figurative artist, Harry Holland. The volume is a collection of Harry's drawings throughout his lengthy career, many of which are appearing in print for the first time. This volume is a unique insight into the works of Harry Holland, including a substantial introduction and essay. The scale of this title make it a desirable collectors' item or a memorable gift, as well as a valuable source of reference and inspiration for art students, educational institutions and galleries. Harry Holland: Drawings is the perfect surprise for all of your artistic friends!

Thats How Much I Love You is Graffeg's second board book for children between the ages 0-3. We are thrilled that parents will be able to share some of our most popular characters with younger readers. This gentle story is the perfect bed time read that introduces young readers to rhyme through a short story about the love between a parent or carer and their child. Our first board book, Albert and his Friends by Ian Brown and Eoin Clarke, was published in September. The next and final board book by Graffeg in 2023 will be Fletcher and the Seasons, which will be available to buy from your local bookshops in late October.

Teitlau mis Medi:

gan Alexa Price, Swyddog Marchnata

Mae ein llyfrau Cymraeg diweddaraf ar y ffordd i'ch siopau llyfrau lleol felly cadwch golwg!

Gelli Di Newid y Byd! gan Margaret Rooke yw teitl olaf ein cyfres Darllen yn Well i harddegau. Pwrpas y llyfr yma yw i ysbrydoli darllenwyr ifanc gan rannu dros 50 o straeon gan harddegwyr sy'n ceisio newid y byd mewn amrywiaeth o ffyrdd gwahanol. Mae'r awdur, Margaret Rooke, yn cyfweld â'r harddegwyr sydd am newid y drefn o fewn byd sydd ag obsesiwn hefo enwogion a chhyfryngau cymdeithasol. Os 'dych chi'n edrych am lyfr i ysbrydoli'ch plant a phobl ifanc i ddefnyddio eu llais a magu hyder, mae'n werth dod o hyd i gopi o Gelli Di Newid y Byd! 

Cyfieithiad ydy Dyna Faint Dwi'n Dy Garu o lyfr gwreiddiol Julie A. Rudi sef That's How Much I Love You. Mae'r llyfr tyner yma yn addas i ddarllen gyda plant bach iawn rhwng 0-3 mlwydd oed ac yn tynnu sylw i'r gariad rhwng rhiant/gofalwr a'u plentyn. Dyma'r llyfr bwrdd cyntaf Cymraeg i gael ei gyhoeddi gan Graffeg. 'Dyn ni mor gyffrous i weld plant bach yn mwynhau teitlau Graffeg Bach!

Mae'r llyfrau uchod wedi cyfieithu gan Anwen Pierce. 

Office catch-up:

by Hannah Morley, Sales and Customer Relations

The summer holidays are over, the kids are back at school and we’re perilously close to turning the heating back on. September is here! This means that the team over here at Llanelli will be out in the wild – we do love a day out of the office! 

Come and say hello at St Fagan’s Food Festival (9-10 September) and Narberth Food Festival (23-24 September) where you can combine reading and eating - two of my favourite pastimes! We'll also be handing out free packs of Sea Herbs from Beach Food with every purchase of the Little Laverbread Book by Jonathan Williams so be sure to come by to chat all things books.

Last month’s bestseller on the website was Drew Buckley’s Pembrokeshire: Discovering the Coast Path. Elsewhere, The Welsh Cake Cookbook, Celtic Cuisine, Albert and The Pond and Tell Me a Dragon topped the charts. You can find all of our books on our website,.

Two new books arrived this week in our office; Peter the Cat’s Little Book of Big Words by Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew, where you can learn what ‘sesquipedalian’ means and how to pronounce it, and the absolutely stunning Harry Holland: Drawings. Both available on pre-order using the links below.

Want to keep in touch? Send us an email over at croeso@graffeg.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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