A bilingual volume providing a glimpse of the lost mansions of Wales, including 74 striking black-and-white photographs by Paul White perfectly interwoven with the atmospheric prose of Damian Walford Davies and Sian Melangell Dafydd.
Paul White has lived in the Tregaron area since 1983 when his parents moved to mid-Wales from Leicestershire. He was immediately drawn to the landscape of the Cambrian Mountains and has spent the last twenty years recording the ruined houses of Wales. He works solely in black and white, using a Japanese-made Wista 5x4-inch wooden field camera (lenses by Schneider, Ilford FP4 film) and traditional photographic methods. He has exhibited widely throughout Wales, and his work is held in private and public collections. Damian Walford Davies was born in Aberystwyth in 1971. Head of the Department of English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University, he is the author of three collections of poetry - Whiteout (2006), Suit of Lights (2009) and the forthcoming Witch (2012) - and a number of books and articles on Romanticism and the two literatures of Wales. Both his academic work and creative writing are characterised by an interest in the dialogue between poetry, the visual arts and architecture. Sian Melangell Dafydd is an author, poet, translator and co-editor of Taliesin. Originally from Llwyneinion, Merioneth, she studied History of Art at St Andrews University and worked in galleries in London and Europe before completing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her novel, Y Trydydd Peth (The Third Thing), won the 2009 National Eisteddfod Literature Medal. She has published in many anthologies in Wales and abroad. In 2010 she won a Translators' House Wales - HALMA award and held residencies in Finland and Germany.
Introduction Aberglasney Tegfynydd Neuadd Fawr Iscoed Llwynywormwood Pembrey Court Llangennech Park House Blaenblodau Hall Goodig House Edwinsford Gellideg Bronwydd Peterwell Mount Gernos Cilgwyn Bertholey Pencoed Castle Piercefield Malpas Court The Sharple Little Pool Hall Great Frampton Blaen Baglan Sker House Aberpergwm Ruperra Castle Boverton Place Llanstinan House Butterhill Cilwendeg Pigeon House Plas Crwn Landshipping House Court, Llanychaer Gwylfa Hiraethog New Foxhall Coach House, Lleweni Hall Hafodunos Gwrych Castle The Hermitage, Llanbedr Brynkir Plas Gwynfryn Talysarn Hall Baron Hill Images and Gazetteer Biographies