2014 Quick Reads Titles

Stori Sydyn Quick Reads

Headhunter, Jade Jones

Headhunter by Jade Jones

Wales’s very own golden girl, Jade Jones, still only 20, describes how her passion for the sport was kindled at the age of eight when her Granddad first took her to a class at his local club. Over the years her ambition and hard work have paid off, winning her numerous awards and accolades, including that Olympic gold.

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Gareth Jones: y dyn oedd yn gwybod gormod, Alun Gibbard

Gareth Jones: y dyn oedd yn gwybod gormod by Alun Gibbard

Alun Gibbard is in pursuit of Barry-born journalist Gareth Jones and his revelation of a man-made famine by Stalin in the Ukraine. Did this disclosure lead to his murder in 1935?

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Do Not Go Gentle, Phil Carradice

Do Not Go Gentle by Phil Carradice

Part of the Dylan Thomas Centenary Celebrations – author Phil Carradice gives a fictionalised account of Dylan Thomas’s last hours. It’s November 1953 and Dylan Thomas is dying. He is a man tormented by fear which has led him to find comfort in alcohol, outrageous behaviour and the arms of other women. As Dylan lies waiting for the end, he thinks back over his life, from his childhood in Swansea to his final weeks in New York.

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Aled a’r Fedal Aur, Aled Sion Davies

Aled a’r Fedal Aur by Aled Sion Davies

This is the story of Aled Sion Davies, the Paralympic Champion. He won a gold medal for throwing the discus and a bronze medal for the shot put in the Paralympic Games, London 2012.

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Be your own boss, Alison Stokes

Be Your Own Boss by Alison Stokes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for yourself? In Be Your Own Boss, a number of ordinary people who have taken the plunge share their inspiring stories and experiences on how to get started and the common mistakes to avoid. Business experts also share their top tips where to go for money and advice to take your ideas from the bedroom to the boardroom.

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Foxy’r Llew, Jonathan Davies

Foxy’r Llew by Jonathan Davies

A book about the life and career of the popular rugby player Jonathan Davies, who plays centre for Wales and the Lions.

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Lionheart, Richard Hibbard

Lionheart by Richard Hibbard

In Lionheart, Richard Hibbard, the Lions star, reflects on his long and often rocky road to the top of world rugby: from his roots in Port Talbot to his stint with rugby league club Aberavon Fighting Irish, to recovering from countless serious injuries.

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Oswald, Lleucu Roberts

Oswald by Lleucu Roberts

Oswald, a retired obituaries writer, has a quirky fascination with funerals. What secrets are noted in his little red book?

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