Down the Road and Round the Bend Roy Noble published by Graffeg
Down the Road and Round the Bend Roy Noble published by Graffeg
Down the Road and Round the Bend Roy Noble published by Graffeg
Down the Road and Round the Bend Roy Noble published by Graffeg
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Down the Road and Round the Bend

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Paperback | 288 pages | 216 x 138mm
Publication May 2018 | ISBN 9781912050178

In this collection of twenty short tales, Roy Noble celebrates the fascinating histories and traditional stories rooted in Wales, some canonical, and others less well-known today but equally deserving of attention.

‘…he seems unerringly to know every yard on every road in Wales. He presses mental buttons and comes up with a story, a memory or a reflection about every community he has ever called in or driven through.’ Michael Boon, Western Mail

Seamlessly blending anecdote and personal insight with historical detail, Roy has compiled a selection of humorous and engrossing explorations of traditional Wales spanning the length and breadth of the country, suffusing each with his passion, knowledge and natural gift for storytelling.

Contents:

Preface
1. Branwen...Begorrah! - Port Talbot
2. Castle Gatherings - Neath
3. Llanwonno in Natal - Llanwonno
4. Penderyn Spirits - Penderyn
5. The Rhigos Ridge - Treherbert Road
6. Love in Llangynwyd - Llynfi Valley
7. Senghenydd - Aber Valley
8. The Elephant and the Highwayman - Ceredigion
9. Iechyd Da from Tredegar - Tredegar
10. To the Sea, Scholarship and Illtud's Place - Llantwit Major
11. The 'Cow-bridge' - Vale of Glamorgan
12. Owain Glyndwr and Me - Carmarthenshire
13. Outpatients in Partrishow - South Powys
14. Pooh Sticks to Pontypool - Torfaen
15. Lay-bys on the Asphalt Artery - The A470 - Ponty to Merthyr Tydfil
16. Discord Galore to Dinas Mawddwy - The A470/Gwynedd
17. The Chair - Myths in Mind, Poetry in Soul - Gwynedd
18. To the Viking Alligator, the UN and Port Wrexham - Llandudno/Conwy
19. The Coffin Route - Llanddeusant to the Upper Swansea Valley
20. The Western Seaboard - Ceredigion

Roy Noble is an award-winning BBC radio and television presenter. He is a patron and supporter for many charities and received the OBE for services to the community and for charity support in Wales. He has published several books, including his autobiography Noble Ways: Lay-bys in My Life (Accent Press, 2010). Roy Noble is an award-winning BBC radio and television presenter. He is a patron and supporter for many charities and received the OBE for services to the community and for charity support in Wales. He has published several books, including his autobiography Noble Ways: Lay-bys in My Life (Accent Press, 2010).