The Best Books About Or Taking Place In Wales

The Best Welsh Books

“What are the best books about or featuring Wales?” We looked at 203 of the top Welsch books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 29 books, all on 2 or more “Best Welsh” book lists by how many times they appear. The remaining 150+ books, as well as the lists we used to create the list are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 29 Wales Books



29 .) Aberystwyth Mon Amour (Aberystwyth Noir, #1) by Malcolm Pryce

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

Schoolboys are being murdered all over Aberystwyth and nobody knows why. Louie Knight, the town’s private investigator, soon realises that finding out what is happening to the boys is not going to be easy.

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28 .) Among Others by Jo Walton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

“Startling, unusual, and irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

As a child growing up in Wales, Morwenna played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. When her half-mad mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled—and her twin sister dead.”

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27 .) Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

When the Second World War air raids threaten their safety in the city, Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to a small Welsh village. But the countryside has dangers and adventures of its own – and a group of characters who will change Carrie’s life forever. There’s mean Mr Evans, who won’t let the children eat meat; but there’s also kind Auntie Lou. There’s brilliant young Albert Sandwich, another evacuee, and Mr Johnny, who speaks a language all of his own. Then there’s Hepzibah Green, the witch at Druid’s Grove who makes perfect mince pies, and the ancient skull with its terrifying curse…For adults and young people aged eight and over.

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26 .) From Aberystwyth with Love (Aberystwyth Noir, #5) by Malcolm Pryce

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • News From Nowhere

Private detective Louie Knight had heard the stories, he’d heard about the legendary replica of Aberystwyth built in the Ukraine by some crazy 19th-century Czar. But he didn’t believe it. But all that changed when the museum curator of the fabled Shangri-la turned up in his office with a crazy tale of love, death, madness and betrayal.

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25 .) Here be Dragons (Welsh Princes, #1) by Sharon Kay Penman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England’s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce by marrying the English king’s beloved illegitimate daughter, Joanna, who slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband. But as John’s attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales—and Llewelyn—Joanna must decide where her love and loyalties truly lie.

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24 .) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here – one of whom was his own grandfather – were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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23 .) Not Quite White by Simon Thirsk

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • News From Nowhere

The young Jon Bull is sent by Westminster to Wales’s last remaining Welsh-speaking town to see why all attempts to bring it into the twenty-first century have failed. Waiting for him is the beautiful but embittered Gwalia…Not Quite White explores the complex tensions that spit and seethe when English colonialism and Welsh nationalism go head to head. It is a passionate defence of cultural and political identity, and a considered plea for tolerance. It is also a sustained attack on the forces of small-town bigotry and corruption. But, above all, it is an acknowledgement of the subtleties and ambiguities that exist in even the most entrenched attitudes.

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22 .) On The Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian 2

Lewis and Benjamin Jones, identical twins, were born with the century on a farm on the English-Welsh border. For eighty years they live on the farm–sharing the same clothes, tilling the same soil, sleeping in the same bed. Their lives and the lives of their neighbors–farmers, drovers, clergymen, traders, coffin-makers–are only obliquely touched by the chaos of twentieth-century progress. Nevertheless, the twins’ world–a few square miles of countryside–is rich in the oddities, the wonders, and the tragedies of the human experience. In this extraordinary novel, Bruce Chatwin has captured every nuance of the Welsh landscape and of the lives and souls of the people who live there.

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21 .) One Moonlit Night by Caradog Prichard (trans Philip Mitchell)

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • The Guardian 2

“This outstanding novel tells of one boy’s journey into the grown-up world. By the light of a full moon our narrator and his friends Huw and Moi witness a side to their Welsh village life that they had no idea existed, and their innocence is exchanged for the shocking reality of the adult world.

One Moonlit Night is one of Britain’s most significant and brilliant pieces of fiction, a lost contemporary classic that deserves rediscovery.”

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20 .) People of the Black Mountains by Raymond Williams

Lists It Appears On:

  • Wikipedia 1
  • Wikipedia 2

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19 .) Rape of the Fair Country by Alexander Cordell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

Set in the grim valleys of the Welsh iron country, this novel begins the saga of the Mortymer family – a family of hard men and beautiful women, all forced into a bitter struggle with their harsh environment, as they slave and starve for the cruel English ironmasters.

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18 .) Rhondda Roundabout by Jack Jones

Lists It Appears On:

  • Wikipedia 1
  • Wikipedia 2

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17 .) Running for the Hills: Growing Up on My Mother’s Sheep Farm in Wales by Horatio Clare

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian 2

Before Horatio Clare was born, his parents fell in love with a place — a remote sheep farm in Wales, physically and in every other way far from the lives they were forging as young professionals in London. The farm was high up a mountain, nearly impassable in winter. The neighbors were surly, or perhaps just unused to foreigners. But the setting was breathtaking, and soon it changed Jenny’s and Robert’s lives. What began as the somewhat conventional dream of a young, ambitious couple from London looking for a weekend home quickly became a different vision. Horatio’s mother, romantic and tenacious, found it impossible to leave the fierce and beautiful land. She abandoned her job, her social world, and eventually her marriage to raise her two sons in the company of a herd of sheep, a few dogs, and the badgers, foxes, and mice who had prior claim to her new world. While other boys were going to films and listening to rock music, Horatio was weaning ewes and watching weather and surviving the furor of irascible neighbors. His childhood was marked by wonder and joy, and it is that wonderment that he bestows upon the reader as he recounts the story of the ancient, sometimes brutal, way of life on a hill farm. This wise book is a moving tribute to his mother, both beautiful and brave.

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16 .) Song of the Earth by Alexander Cordell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

“Mostyn Evan and his family, miners turned bargees, wage a glorious
but hopeless struggle against rapacious coalmasters, Irish navvies,
the ravages of cholera, and the bullying illegal Unions.

As they ply their trade between the furnaces of Cyfarthfa and the lush
beauty of the Neath Valley, they pray and fight, sing and love, and face
each obstacle undaunted with all the stubbornness and exuberance
of Wales itself. “

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15 .) Submarine by Joe Dunthorne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Irish Times
  • The Culture Trip

At once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world, and a budding, hormone-driven emotional explorer, Oliver Tate is stealthily nosing his way forward through the murky and uniquely perilous waters of adolescence. His objectives? Uncovering the secrets behind his parents’ teetering marriage, unraveling the mystery that is his alluring and equally quirky classmate Jordana Bevan, and understanding where he fits in among the mystifying beings in his orbit. Struggling to buoy his parents’ wedded bliss, deep-six his own virginity, and sound the depths of heartache, happiness, and the business of being human, what’s a lad to do? Poised precariously on the cusp of innocence and experience, Oliver Tate aims to damn the torpedoes and take the plunge.

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14 .) The Dig by Cynan Jones

Lists It Appears On:

  • Irish Times
  • News From Nowhere

Built of the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a farmer struggling through lambing season, The Dig unfolds in a stark rural setting where man, animal, and land are at loggerheads. There is no bucolic pastoral here: this is pure, pared-down rural realism, crackling with compressed energy, from a writer of uncommon gifts.

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13 .) The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • News From Nowhere

A twelve-year-old free spirit believes her talents will allow her to discover the answers to the disappearance of her neighbor’s patriarch.

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12 .) The Grey King by Susan Cooper

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes — a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he came to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, a strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will’s task to wake-with the golden harp — the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light.

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11 .) The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

Generally by now thought to be Machen’s greatest work, the novel, published in 1907, recounts the life of a young man, Lucian Taylor, focusing on his dreamy childhood in rural Wales, in a town based on Caerleon. “The Hill of Dreams” of the title is an old Roman fort where Lucian has strange sensual visions, including ones of the town in the time of Roman Britain. Later it describes Lucian’s attempts to make a living as an author in London, enduring poverty and suffering in the pursuit of art.

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10 .) The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis’s The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years—when “all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast”—nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his entrancing wife, Rhiannon. Long-dormant rivalries and romances are rudely awakened, as life at the Bible and Crown, the local pub, is changed irrevocably.

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9 .) The Summer of the Danes (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #18) by Ellis Peters

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

“In the summer of 1144, a strange calm has settled over England. The armies of King Stephen and the Empress Maud, the two royal cousins contending for the throne, have temporarily exhausted each other. On the whole, Brother Cadfael considers peace a blessing. Still, a little excitement never comes amiss to a former soldier, and Cadfael is delighted to accompany a friend on a mission of diplomacy to his native Wales.

But shortly after their arrival, the two monks are caught up in another royal feud. The Welsh prince Owain Gwynedd has banished his brother Cadwaladr, accusing him of the treacherous murder of an ally. The reckless Cadwaladr has retaliated by landing an army of Danish mercenaries, poised to invade Wales. As the two armies teeter on the brink of bloody civil war, Cadfael is captured by the Danes and must navigate the brotherly quarrel that threatens to plunge an entire kingdom into chaos.”

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8 .) The Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 2

Robert Godwin’s tumultuous ride on the Wheel of Fortune begins with his passion for his sensual cousin Ginevra, as they waltz to “The Blue Danube” beneath the chandeliers at Oxmoon, his beloved family home in Wales. As Robert discovers, his rational, well-ordered mind will be forever altered by his obsession for Ginevra, and his destiny will be forever linked to Oxmoon by the skeletons that lurk in the family closet.

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7 .) Until Our Blood is Dry by Kit Habianic

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • News From Nowhere

Trouble is brewing in Ystrad. It is time to defend jobs, the pits, and a way of life that has formed both the life of valley and the nation. The union is squaring up to the Coal Board, the government, and the country. Gwyn Pritchard, overman at Blackthorn colliery, believes that the way to save his pit is to keep his men working and production high. His men disagree and when an old collier dies on Gwyn’s shift, the men’s simmering resentment spills over into open defiance. But Gwyn faces a challenge at home too. His daughter Helen is in love with a fiery young collier, Scrapper Jones. In March 1984, when miners across the country walk out to join what will become a year-long strike, Scrapper throws himself into the struggle and Helen joins the women, preparing food for the soup kitchen and standing with the men on the picket line. Scrapper, Helen, and Gwyn must decide which side they are on as the dispute drives the Pritchard family apart and the Jones family to ruin. What matters most—to be right, to be loved or to belong?

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6 .) Wild Abandon by Joe Dunthorne

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Culture Trip
  • The Guardian 2

“At a once vibrant communal-living property in the British countryside, back-to-basics fervor has given way to a vague discontent. A place that once buzzed with activity, from the polytunnels to the pottery shed, now functions with a skeleton crew. Founder Don Riley surveys his domain with the grim focus of someone who knows what’s best for everyone—and isn’t afraid to let them know. Especially when those people are related to him.

Don’s wife, Freya, can’t quite decide whether not liking someone anymore is enough reason to end a twenty-year marriage. So she decamps to a mud yurt in the woods to mull it over. Their seventeen-year-old daughter, Kate, enrolls in school for the first time in her life: the exotic new world of fellow teenagers and surprisingly tasty cafeteria food beckons, and she is quickly lured into the arms of a “meathead” classmate. In his sister’s absence, eleven-year-old Albert falls under the spell of an outlandish new visitor to the community who fills his head with strange notions of the impending end of the world. “

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5 .) Wild Wales by George Borrow

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 1

Wales is a country interesting in many respects, and deserving of more attention than it has hitherto met with. Though not very extensive, it is one of the most picturesque countries in the world, a country in which Nature displays herself in her wildest, boldest, and occasionally loveliest forms. The inhabitants, who speak an ancient and peculiar language, do not call this region Wales, nor themselves Welsh. They call themselves Cymry or Cumry, and their country Cymru, or the land of the Cumry. Wales or Wallia, however, is the true, proper, and without doubt original name, as it relates not to any particular race, which at present inhabits it, or may have sojourned in it at any long bygone period, but to the country itself.

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4 .) The Owl Service by Alan Garner

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian 2
  • Wikipedia 2

“It all begins with the scratching in the ceiling. From the moment Alison discovers the dinner service in the attic, with its curious pattern of floral owls, a chain of events is set in progress that is to effect everybody’s lives.

Relentlessly, Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are drawn into the replay of a tragic Welsh legend – a modern drama played out against a background of ancient jealousies. As the tension mounts, it becomes apparent that only by accepting and facing the situation can it be resolved.”

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3 .) Resistance by Owen Sheers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • News From Nowhere
  • The Culture Trip

In a remote and rugged Welsh valley in 1944, in the wake of a German invasion, all the men have disappeared overnight, apparently to join the underground resistance. Their abandoned wives, a tiny group of farm women, are soon trapped in the valley by an unusually harsh winter—along with a handful of war-weary German soldiers on a secret mission. The need to survive drives the soldiers and the women into uneasy relationships that test both their personal and national loyalties. But when the snow finally melts, bringing them back into contact with the war that has been raging beyond their mountains, they must face the dramatic consequences of their choices.

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2 .) How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Wikipedia 1
  • Wikipedia 2

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn’s bestselling — and timeless — classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. Drawn simply and lovingly, with a crisp Welsh humor, Llewellyn’s characters fight, love, laugh and cry, creating an indelible portrait of a people.

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1 .) Collected Poems by RS Thomas

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Culture Trip
  • The Guardian
  • The Guardian 2

This collection of R.S. Thomas’s poems have been published to mark his 80th birthday. Many of his themes are prophetic to all our concerns; his attack on technology and our use of it to destroy the natural world; his passionate concern for all who suffer from the greed of others; the search for personal and national identity and for meaning in human life; the quest for and dialogue with a God now absent, now present.

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The 150+ Additional Welsh Books



 

# Books Author Lists
(Titles Appear On 1 List each)
30 A Bloody Field Shrewsbury Goodreads
31 A Child’s Christmas in Wales Dylan Thomas Goodreads
32 A Human Condition Rhys Davies Irish Times
33 A Long Way From Home Jan Ruth Goodreads
34 A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1) Ellis Peters Goodreads
35 A String in the Harp Wikipedia 2
36 A Toy Epic Wikipedia 2
37 A Welsh Witch: A Romance of Rough Places Allen Raine
News From Nowhere
38 After Forever Ends Melodie Ramone Goodreads
39 All Things Betray Thee Wikipedia 2
40 Amazing Quest of Doctor Syn Wikipedia 2
41 Apostasy (Moon God Trilogy #2) Marlene K. Slade Goodreads
42 August (Woodward novel) Wikipedia 2
43 Awen: Powys/Mercia, Offa’s Dyke, Canu Heledd, 793-796 AD Susan Mayse Goodreads
44 Bad Traffic Simon Lewis
News From Nowhere
45 Beggars and Choosers (Brothers and Lovers #1) Catrin Collier Goodreads
46 Border Country (novel) Wikipedia 2
47 Catrin in Wales Mabel Esther Allan Goodreads
48 Celtic Wales Miranda Aldhouse-Green Goodreads
49 Closure Gillian Hamer Goodreads
50 Clown’s Shoes Rebecca F John Irish Times
51 Collected Poems and Collected Stories Dylan Thomas
The Guardian
52 Come Home, Charlie, and Face Them Wikipedia 2
53 Complicit Gillian Hamer Goodreads
54 Cosmic Latte Rachel Trezise Irish Times
55 Country Dance (1932) Margiad Evans
The Culture Trip
56 Cousin Henry Wikipedia 2
57 Craig of the Welsh Hills Wikipedia 2
58 Crimson Shore (The Gold Detectives #1) Gillian Hamer Goodreads
59 Dark Covenant Peter Luther Goodreads
60 Dark Water (Wild Water, #2) Jan Ruth Goodreads
61 Dead Man’s Ransom: The Ninth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Ellis Peters Goodreads
62 Death Studies Lindsay Ashford Goodreads
63 Descriptio Cambriae Wikipedia 1
64 Dew on the Grass Eiluned Lewis Goodreads
65 Don’t Cry For Me Aberystwyth Malcolm Pryce Goodreads
66 Dragon’s Lair (Justin de Quincy, #3) Sharon Kay Penman Goodreads
67 Dying For Love Morgan James Goodreads
68 Eden’s Garden Juliet Greenwood Goodreads
69 Edge Territory Lloyd Robson
The Guardian
70 Emmeline Wikipedia 2
71 Encyclopaedia of Wales Wikipedia 1
72 Ennal’s Point Wikipedia 2
73 Evans Above (Constable Evans, #1) Rhys Bowen Goodreads
74 Eve Green Susan Fletcher Goodreads
75 Falls the Shadow (Welsh Princes, #2) Sharon Kay Penman Goodreads
76 Fame Is the Spur (novel) Wikipedia 1
77 Flint Margaret Redfern Goodreads
78 Fortune Made His Sword Martha Rofheart Goodreads
79 Fungi of Northwest Wales Charles Aron First Nature
80 Gifted Nikita Lalwani
News From Nowhere
81 Gold (Rhodes novel) Wikipedia 2
82 Good People Ewart Hutton Goodreads
83 Grasslands of Wales D.P. Stevens, S.L.N. Smith, T.H. Blackstock, S.D.S. Bosanquet, J.P. Stevens First Nature
84 Green, Green My Valley Now Wikipedia 2
85 Grits (novel) Wikipedia 2
86 Habitats of Wales T.H. Blackstock, E.A. Howe, J.P. Stevens, C.R. Burrows, P.S. Jones First Nature
87 Headlong Hall Wikipedia 2
88 Home from the Sea Wikipedia 2
89 Hood (King Raven, #1) Stephen R. Lawhead Goodreads
90 Hosts of Rebecca Alexander Cordell Goodreads
91 Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle, #1) Diana Wynne Jones Goodreads
92 I Saw a Man Owen Sheers
News From Nowhere
93 In Parenthesis David Jones
The Guardian
94 Iron and Gold (1948) Hilda Vaughan
The Culture Trip
95 Itinerarium Cambriae Wikipedia 1
96 King Henry IV, Part 1 (Wars of the Roses, #2) William Shakespeare Goodreads
97 Lake Caerwych (Copper & Cobalt #1) J. Conrad Goodreads
98 Last Tango in Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth Noir, #2) Malcolm Pryce Goodreads
99 Life of Rebecca Jones Angharad Price Goodreads
100 Martha, Jack and Shanco Caryl Lewis (trans Gwen Davies)
The Guardian 2
101 Midnight Sky (The Midnight Sky Series: #1) Jan Ruth Goodreads
102 Monk’s Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #3) Ellis Peters Goodreads
103 My People Blimey Caradoc Evans
The Guardian
104 Named of the Dragon Susanna Kearsley Goodreads
105 Nectar from a Stone: A Novel Jane Guill Goodreads
106 No Way of Telling Emma Smith Goodreads
107 Otters of the World Paul Yoxon and Grace M. Yoxon First Nature
108 Outbreak (UK Edition): The Zombie Apocalypse Craig Jones Goodreads
109 Owen Glendower (novel) Wikipedia 2
110 Patriot Games Wikipedia 2
111 Porius: A Romance of the Dark Ages Wikipedia 2
112 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog Dylan Thomas Goodreads
113 Privies of Wales Wikipedia 1
114 Raw Material J.J. Marsh Goodreads
115 Rebecca’s Daughters Dylan Thomas
The Guardian 2
116 Red Landscapes: New and Selected Poems Mike Jenkins
The Guardian
117 Ritual, 1969 Jo Mazelis Irish Times
118 Runt Niall Griffiths
The Guardian 2
119 Salt Blue Gillian Morgan
News From Nowhere
120 Scarlet (King Raven, #2) Stephen R. Lawhead Goodreads
121 Selected Poems Dafydd ap Gwilym
The Guardian
122 Sheep (novel) Wikipedia 2
123 Sheepshagger Niall Griffiths Goodreads
124 Silver on the Tree (The Dark is Rising, #5) Susan Cooper Goodreads
125 Silver Rain Jan Ruth Goodreads
126 So Long, Hector Bebb Ron Berry
The Guardian
127 Strike for a Kingdom Menna Gallie
News From Nowhere
128 Tablet of Destinies (book) Wikipedia 2
129 Tea in the Heather (1959) Kate Roberts
The Culture Trip
130 That Scoundrel Émile Dubois Lucinda Elliot Goodreads
131 That Uncertain Feeling (novel) Wikipedia 2
132 The Broken Bridge Wikipedia 2
133 The Brothers of Gwynedd (Brothers of Gwynedd #1-4) Edith Pargeter Goodreads
134 The Castle of Llyr Wikipedia 2
135 The Charter Gillian Hamer Goodreads
136 The Citadel (novel) Wikipedia 2
137 The Claude Glass Tom Bullough
News From Nowhere
138 The Colour of a Dog Running Away Richard Gwyn
News From Nowhere
139 The Coming of the King Nikolai Tolstoy Goodreads
140 The Coward’s Tale Vanessa Gebbie
News From Nowhere
141 The Crystal Cave (Merlin, #1/Arthurian Saga, #1) Mary Stewart Goodreads
142 The Dark Is Rising Sequence (The Dark Is Rising #1-5) Susan Cooper Goodreads
143 The Death of Danny Daggers Haydn Wilks Goodreads
144 The Detour (novel) Wikipedia 2
145 The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain Christopher Monger Goodreads
146 The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde
News From Nowhere
147 The Fight for Manod Wikipedia 2
148 The Fire People Wikipedia 2
149 The Gauntlet (novel) Wikipedia 2
150 The Green Hills of Home Emma Bennet Goodreads
151 The Heaven Tree Trilogy Edith Pargeter Goodreads
152 The Hiding Place Trezza Azzopardi Goodreads
153 The History of the Kings of Britain Geoffrey of Monmouth Goodreads
154 The Hosts of Rebecca Wikipedia 2
155 The Journey Through Wales & The Description of Wales Gerald of Wales Goodreads
156 The Land of Decoration Wikipedia 2
157 The Life of Rebecca Jones Angharad Price Irish Times
158 The Long and the Short of it Jan Ruth Goodreads
159 The Mabinogion Unknown Goodreads
160 The Mabinogion Tetralogy Evangeline Walton Goodreads
161 The Magician Trilogy Wikipedia 2
162 The Magician’s House Wikipedia 2
163 The Maid of Sker Wikipedia 2
164 The Mosses and Liverworts of Carmarthenshire Sam Bosanquet, Jonathan Graham and Graham Motley First Nature
165 The Mosses and Liverworts of Pembrokeshire Sam Bosanquet First Nature
166 The Nightmare of Black Island Wikipedia 2
167 The Pendragon Legend Wikipedia 2
168 The Plantlife of Snowdonia Edited by Peter Rhind and David Evans First Nature
169 The Prince of Wales John Williams
News From Nowhere
170 The Reckoning (Welsh Princes, #3) Sharon Kay Penman Goodreads
171 The Redemption of Galen Pike Carys Davies Irish Times
172 The Rice Paper Diaries Francesca Rhydderch Irish Times
173 The Rowan Tree Iris Gower Goodreads
174 The Seeing Stone Wikipedia 2
175 The Shadow of Black Wings (The Year of the Dragon, #1) James Calbraith Goodreads
176 The Small Mine Menna Gallie
News From Nowhere
177 The Thoughts & Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals Wendy Jones Goodreads
178 The Ugliest House in the World Peter Ho Davies Goodreads
179 The Unbearable Lightness Of Being In Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth Noir, #3) Malcolm Pryce Goodreads
180 The Valley (novel) Wikipedia 2
181 The Welsh Extremist Ned Thomas
The Guardian
182 The Welsh Girl Peter Ho Davies Goodreads
183 The Welsh Healer: A Novel of 15th Century England Ginger Myrick Goodreads
184 The Works Dylan Thomas
The Culture Trip
185 The Works Raymond Williams
The Culture Trip
186 This Sweet and Bitter Earth Wikipedia 2
187 Time and Mr. Bass Wikipedia 2
188 Tree of Crows Lewis Davies
The Guardian 2
189 Tuck (King Raven, #3) Stephen R. Lawhead Goodreads
190 Turner Karl Drinkwater Goodreads
191 Tywyll Heno (Dark Tonight) Kate Roberts Irish Times
192 Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas Goodreads
193 Wales Jan Morris Goodreads
194 Wales, Where to Watch Birds David Saunders and Jon Green First Nature
195 We Don’t Know What We’re Doing Thomas Morris
News From Nowhere
196 Welsh-language literature Wikipedia 1
197 Whistler’s Van Wikipedia 2
198 White Horizon Jan Ruth Goodreads
199 Wild about the Wild Iolo Williams First Nature
200 Wild Water (The Wild Water Series: #1) Jan Ruth Goodreads
201 William Jones (novel) Wikipedia 2
202 Wonderful Wildflowers of Wales Pat O’Reilly and Sue Parker First Nature
203 Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd Wikipedia 2


9 Best Wales Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
First Nature The Best Books on Wildlife
Goodreads Books Set in Wales
Irish Times Welcome to Wales: a St David’s Day primer to the best of Welsh writing
News From Nowhere Fiction – Welsh Writers (and novels set in Wales)
The Culture Trip The Literature That Will Make You Want To Visit Wales
The Guardian Niall Griffiths’s top 10 Welsh books
The Guardian 2 The top 10 books of rural Wales
Wikipedia 1 Category:Books about Wales
Wikipedia 2 Category:Novels set in Wales

 

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