Showing posts from 2017

Lorien Howell - DDA and the case of the missing century - new cover concept and Place-Names of Wales

conceptual template for a 2017 cover idea for Lorien Howell's DREAM DETECTIVE AGENCY (book one ... and the case of the missing century) about young heroine Dierdre Openhouse's quest through the age of dreaming legions, accompanied by her sister Brody Belvedere.

Additionally, I'm going to take the opportunity to share with you a rather interesting text from 1881 called The Place-Names of Wales by Thos Morgan.

"Happy is he who knows the origin of things."
Is the opening dedication, and essentially The Place-names of Wales is about the tacit (or intentional) erosion of our 562 AD comet-ruined Britishness and the northerly easeterly pressure upon the true British language and people from successively incursion of Frisians and Norwegians.

Yes, 1881 and yes this is still a children's book.

Considering the rapid strides of English education in the Principality, we fear the time is not far distant when a moiety of our mutilated Welsh place-names will be nothing less…