Stories in Welsh Stone


“Stories in Welsh Stone – The Secrets within 15 Welsh Graves” was first published in December 2008 and has been a very popular book ever since. It examines the stories behind fifteen 19th century graves in Wales. You can find out about the deaths – and lives – of people like Margaret Williams, Mary Morgan, Thomas Heslop, John Thomas, Adeline Coquelin, Jane Lewis, Sarah Jacob – fifteen carefully researched and illustrated stories.

The book was produced to very high standards by Welsh Country Magazine who originally published some of the stories, though there are some in the book – like the story of Arthur Linton for example – that you won’t find anywhere else. The book is fully illustrated in colour – and with directions to help you find the graves.

Janet Thomas, in her review on the Gwales website for the Welsh Books Council, writes, “This book hits on the clever, evocative idea of re-telling fifteen of Wales’s most infamous murders or mysterious deaths by focusing on the gravestones. The graves and landscapes around them are depicted in beautiful photographs and each story is accompanied by directions to find the grave.”

The Western Mail described it as” a colourful and handsome book about passion, drama, injustice and tragedy.” Sadly I have now sold out of copies of the book on my website. 
It took me a long time, but I am pleased to announce that I have finally been able to publish a sequel. It is called Grave Tales From Wales. It follows the original format, except this time there are 30 stories from across the whole of Wales, short, engaging stories linked to the gravestones that represent them

If you want more details, then please find Grave Tales from Wales in the menu or click on this link here 

Or alternatively go straight to the How to Buy page in the menu – or, once more, click on this link


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  1. Could you tell me please in which volume of your stories about Welsh graves is the story of John Johnes?
    Many thanks

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