Thursday, 15 October 2009

Patrick Hannan, Broadcaster and Journalist, 1941-2009

The great Welsh broadcaster and journalist Patrick Hannan sadly died on October 11th. An obituary can be found here.

His most recent book, A Useful Fiction: Adventures in British Democracy, was published in May of this year.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

This issue's Prize Draw

This issue's prize draw is Welsh Furniture 1250-1950. A sumptuous two-volume work from Saer Books covers a cultural history of craftsmanship and design from the perspective of Welsh furniture.

Beautifully illustrated throughout and meticulously researched, subjects range from chairs, chests and cradles to church screens, clocks and the Welsh dresser. This comprehensive study is by Richard Bebb, the recognised authority on the subject. The book is the result of sixteen years’ worth of research, and attempts to explain furniture history to those who have an interest in all things Welsh, and Welsh culture and history to those interested in furniture.

This unique and lovely work is worth £150.

The prize is open to New Welsh Review subscribers. To enter, simply email admin@newwelshreview, or write or phone, by the closing date of November 27th, and the book could be yours. Good luck!