A Letter from Mathry

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Many thanks to Nation Cymru for publishing a piece I wrote about living in Mathry – or not, as the case may be.

You can read it here: https://nation.cymru/culture/letter-from-mathry/

It gave me the opportunity to find out more about the area and I use it to show how stories can be found anywhere – even in the smallest, or most remote, places.

I’m thinking particularly of my Bristol Prize-winning story, ‘A Cure for All Our Ills’, set around the church of St Edren’s, which is in the middle of a field, a couple of miles from where I live. There were over two thousand entries for this competition. from all over the world, but this, based on an obscure Welsh folk tradition, won.

And there are plenty more stories to be written in the future!

Mathry’s former telephone kiosk is now a Community Library, so I’ve put a copy of my short story collection, ‘Trouble Crossing the Bridge’ in there. It doesn’t feature ‘A Cure…’ but does include ‘Whale Watching’, set in Fishguard, just a few miles down the road. I hope the local readers like it!

‘Trouble Crossing the Bridge’ is now available on Kindle (as well as the Mathry phone-box!).