Rape of the Fair Country

Rape of the Fair Country

by Alexander Cordell

This novel became an international best seller when it was first published in 1959. It sold millions of copies and remains very popular. Based on very detailed research by the author, it is set during the Industrial Revolution in 19th century Wales and makes enthralling reading.

ISBN 9 781872 730158 – 320 pages – £7.99

In The Footsteps of Alexander Cordell

In The Footsteps of Alexander Cordell

by Chris Barber

This book takes you on a literary journey and shows you how some of Cordell’s most famous novels were created. It is illustrated in full colour, and is indispensable to all those who wish to gain a better understanding of the work of  Alexander Cordell’.

ISBN 9 781872 730127 – 264 pages – £12

Exploring Hill’s Tramroad

Exploring Hill’s Tramroad

by Chris Barber

The story of this early transport route which was established by the Blaenavon Ironmaster Thomas Hill in 1817 is quite remarkable. Illustrated in colour it describes a dramatic linear walk from Blaenavon to Llanfoist.

ISBN 978-1-872730-45-5 – 52 pages – £4.95

Eastern Valley - the Story of Torfaen

Eastern Valley – the Story of Torfaen

by Chris Barber

This richly illustrated portrait of the Eastern Valley of Torfaen provides a detailed record of the industrial heritage and social history of this corner of SE Wales.

ISBN 9 781872 730233 – 324 pages – £15

Abergavenny Historic Market Town

Abergavenny – Historic Market Town

by Chris Barber

This is the first book to give a really detailed history of Abergavenny ‘The Gateway to Wales.’ It is richly illustrated with pictures from the past and present in colour and monochrome.

ISBN 978 1 872730 43 1 – 324 pages £20

Hando’s Gwent

Hando’s Gwent

by Chris Barber

This book was published as a tribute to the artist/historian Fred Hando. Illustrated with many of his drawings and more recent photographs it provides a nostalgic description of historic places in this beautiful county.

ISBN 9 780951 044452 – 200 pages – £12

40 Classic Walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park

40 Classic Walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park

by Chris Barber

This walking guide describes in detail 40 routes which can be enjoyed in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Fforest
Fawr, Waterfall Country and the Carmarthen Fans. Richly Illustrated in colour.

ISBN 9 78 1872 730080 – 160 pages – £12

The Beacons Way

The Beacons Way

by John Sansom, Arwel Michael & Chris Barber

The Beacons Way is a 97 mile trail through the Brecon Beacons National Park over eight consecutive days, or it can
also be done as a series of linear walks.

ISBN 9 781872730448 -100 pages – £9.99

Exploring Kilvert Country

Exploring Kilvert Country

by Chris Barber

The car journeys and walks described in this beautifully illustrated book will take you in the footsteps of Francis Kilvert (famous for his fascinating Diary) exploring the remote countryside to the north of Clyro, the Black Mountains and the beautiful Wye Valley.

ISBN 9 781872 730240 – 248 pages – £12

The Legacy of King Arthur

The Legacy of King Arthur

by Chris Barber & David Pykitt

This richly illustrated book provides a fresh insight into the world famous story of King Arthur. It is a remarkable work of historical detection and reveals that King Arthur’s line of descent continues unbroken to the present day!

ISBN 9 781872 730189 – 284 pages – £12

Sacred Springs

Sacred Springs

by Paul Davis

In this well illustrated book the author traces the origin of the well cult in Wales, and explores the various legends connected with these sacred places.

ISBN 9 781872 730301 – 112 pages – £6

Collected Poems

Collected Poems

by Anne Marie Barber

A high quality hardback volume of poetry with a broad range of subjects including poems about the Welsh countryside. Many colour images accompanying the poems.

ISBN 9 78 1 872730 40 0 – 78 pages – £9.99

Collected Poems Volume 2

Collected Poems Volume 2

by Anne Marie Barber

A limited edition hardback volume, beautifully bound containing a broad range of poetry. This is the perfect companion to Volume 1, and the cover is identical in size to enable them to sit side by side on the bookshelf. Both books would make an ideal present.

ISBN 9 78 1 872730 40 0 – 84 pages – £9.99

Novels Written by Alexander Cordell

Admirers of the work of Alexander Cordell will be pleased to know that his centenary (September 2014) has been celebrated by the London publishers, Hodder & Stoughton, with the re-publication in paperback format of the following titles: Hosts of Rebecca (ISBN 978 1 473 60368 4 ), Song of the Earth (ISBN 978 1 473 60374 5) ) and This Proud and Savage Land (ISBN 978 1 473 60506 0 ). These titles which all relate to Rape of the Fair Country are now available from all good bookshops.

In addition Hodder & Stoughton have also published in e-book format all 30 of Alexander Cordell’s titles.

  • First Published
    A Thought of Honour 1954
    Rape of the Fair Country 1959
    Hosts of Rebecca 1960
    Race of the Tiger 1963
    The Sinews of Love 1965
    Song of the Earth 1967
    The Bright Cantonese 1967
    The Fire People 1972
    If You Believe the Soldiers 1973
    The Dream and the Destiny 1975
    This Sweet and Bitter Earth 1977
    To Slay the Dreamer 1980
    Rogue’s March 1981
    Land of My Fathers 1983
    Peerless Jim 1984
    Tunnel Tigers 1986
  • First Published
    Tales From Tiger Bay 1986
    This Proud and Savage Land 1987
    Requiem For a Patriot 1988
    Moll 1990
    Beloved Exile 1993
    Land of Heart’s Desire 1995
    The Love that God Forgot 1996
    Send Her Victorious 1997
    FOR CHILDREN
    The White Cockade 1970
    Witch’s Sabbath 1970
    The Healing Blade 1971
    The Traitor Within 1971
    Sea Urchin 1979