Short notice

21 December 2017

CANON Patrick Thomas, Vicar of Christ Church, Carmarthen, and Canon Chancellor of St Davids Cathedral, offers festive fare in Carols Before Dawn: And other Welsh Christmases (Carred Gwalch, £8; 978-1-84524-268-8). As well as two nativity plays, and a short story set in 1624, the book includes reflections on the Plygain, Wales’s Armenian Christians, parish reminiscences, a piece on Rhys Prichard (“The Man Who Saved Welsh Christmas”), a verse meditation (“A Welsh Village Christmas”), and a foreword by Wales’s first woman bishop.

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