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Western Wildfire

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  • Western Wildfire
  • ISBN: 9781845278342
  • Ifor Wyn Williams
  • Publication: November 2021
  • Adapted/Translated by Haf Llywelyn
  • Suitable for age 12+ or Key Stage 3/4
  • Format: Paperback, 198x128 mm, 212 pages

Imagine the scene: on a headland not far from Dublin, a mother and her young son look out to sea. On the horizon, they can make out a range of mountains. Gwynedd, she tells her son. There is your fathers kingdom teyrnas Cynan. He had to flee, leaving his kingdom but one day you will return. You will become King of Gwynedd! A Welsh adaptation of Gwres o'r Gorllewin.

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It was on that dream that Gruffudd ap Cynan was brought up. The dream came true he crossed the sea to Wales with an army from Dublin who fought to regain his kingdom. But that journey was not a smooth one between confronting Welsh enemies and Norman fraud and brutality, it was a long and hard struggle. yet, passion and determination filled his spirit. He was the wildfire from the west ...

Gwres or Gorllewin, the original Welsh version of Western Wildfire, won the Literature Medal at the Bangor National Eisteddfod, 1971. 'a very special Welsh novel the feeling is that the author has 'lived' Gruffudds long and tortured imprisonment with him ... The characterization and reflection are brilliant, and the portrait of Gruffudd ap Cynan is a masterpiece.' Islwyn Ffowc Elis