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Title Author Setting Published
There Was a Young Man from Cardiff Dannie Abse Cardiff 1991
O. Jones, O. Jones Dannie Abse Cardiff (and London) 1970
The Strange Case of Dr. Simmonds & Dr. Glas Dannie Abse London 2002
Welsh Retrospective Dannie Abse Cardiff 2008
Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve Dannie Abse Cardiff 1954
The Whispering Mountain Joan Aiken Pennygaff [invented village in the Black Mountains] 1970
The Old Devils Kingsley Amis South Wales 1986
That Uncertain Feeling Kingsley Amis Swansea 1955
Hanbury Park Carol Ann Lewis Cwmbran 2013
Death Studies Lindsay Ashford Borth 2006
Kingdom of the Grail A A Attanasio River Llan 1994
Sir Cosmo Digby St John James Augustus Monmouthshire 1843
The Detour Gerbrand Bakker translated into English by David Colmer, Snowdonia 2010
Longing Mary Balogh Unnamed mining valley in South Wales 2015
Simply Love (Simply Quartet No.2) Mary Balogh Wales 2006
Truly Mary Balogh Tegfan [south west Wales] 1996
In Dewisland S Baring-Goul Dewisland 1919
Never on Saturday Sue Barnard Anglesey 2017
The Confirmation John Barnie Abergavenny 1992
Changing Patterns Judith Barrow Mid-Wales and Pembrokeshire 2013
Devilsh Delights Jill Barry Welsh Village 2013
Smoking Flax E G Bartlett Cwmddu 1977
Rubbernecker Belinda Bauer Cardiff 2014
Carrie's War Nina Bawden Aberdare 1973
The Undertaker's Gift (Torchwood) Trevor Baxendale Cardiff 2010
Gladys, the Reaper Anne Beale Llanfach [invented village in Carmarthenshire] 1860
Rose Mervyn: a Tale of the Rebecca Riots Anne Beale Penllyn 1890
Something Must Be Done Dora Beale Polk South Wales Valleys 2003
Flame and Slag Ron Berry Darien [Aberfan] 1968
So Long, Hector Bebb Ron Berry Cymmer, Rhondda 1970
This Bygone Ron Berry Pencaer [Rhondda Valley] 1996
Hunters and Hunted Ron Berry Rhondda Valleys 1960
The Full-Time Amateur Ron Berry Rhondda Valleys 1966
Daniel's Beetles Tony Bianchi Cardiff 2011
The Bones Beneath Mark Billingham Bardsey Island 2015
Talking with the Dead Harry Bingham Newport 2012
The Maid of Sker R D Blackmore Glamorganshire 1873
The Raven Warrior Alice Borchardt Tingtagel (among other unnamed/ fictional locations) 2003
Evans Above Rhys Bowen Llanfair 1997
The Testimony of Taliesin Jones Rhidian Brook Cwmglum [South-West Wales] 1996
Jampot Smith Jeremy Brooks Llandudno 1968
Gwen Penri: a Welsh Idyll John Bufton Mold 1899
The Claude Glass Tom Bullough Welsh Border 2007
Addlands Tom Bullough Welsh Border 2016
A Tom Bullough Welsh Border 2012
Glass Shot Duncan Bush Cardiff 1993
The Head Of Gonzo Davies Eddie Butler Top-of-the-valleys village 2014
Slick Deals Helen Carrey Pembrokeshire 2011
Stripping Penguins Bare Michael Carson Aberystwyth 1991
The Two Desires Mrs Cecil Popham Maenan 1908
On The Black Hill Bruce Chatwin Radnorshire/Herefordshire Border 1982
Binary Witness Rosie Claverton Cardiff 2014
Code Runner Rosie Claverton Cardiff 2014
Two Pints and Two Bob Change Ted Cogdell Griffithstown 2017
Past Remembering Catrin Collier Pontypridd 1998
Hearts of Gold Catrin Collier Pontypridd 2003
Swansea Girls Catrin Collier Swansea Pier 2001
Winners and Losers Catrin Collier Tonypandy 2004
Homecoming Catrin Collier Swansea 2003
All That Glitters Catrin Collier Pontypridd 1995
A Silver Lining Catrin Collier Pontypridd 1996
Such Sweet Sorrow Catrin Collier Pontypridd 1996
One Blue Moon Catrin Collier Pontypridd 1993
Spoils of War Catrin Collier Pontypridd 2000
Beggars and Choosers Catrin Collier Pontypridd 2003
Sinners and Shadows Catrin Collier Tonypandy 2004
Swansea Summer Catrin Collier Swansea 2013
Tiger Bay Blues (Brothers and Lovers) Catrin Collier Cardiff 2007
The Land as Viewed from the Sea Richard Collins Unnamed, but suspected as Aberystwyth and Borth 2004
The Quality of Light Richard Collins Cardiff 2011
The Chruch Warden Lilian Comer Unnamed village in Wales 1996
Penard Castle John Cook Penard Castle 1869
The Grey King Susan Cooper Dysynni Valley in Gwynedd 1975
Peerless Jim Alexander Cordell Newtown [Cardiff] 1986
The Hosts of Rebecca Alexander Cordell Narberth 1960
The Fire People Alexander Cordell Merthyr Tydfil 1973
Rape of the Fair Country Alexander Cordell Nantyglo 1979
Song of the Earth Alexander Cordell Resolven 1971
Rogue's March Alexander Cordell Various, including Barry 1970
Land of My Fathers Alexander Cordell Anglesey 1976
The Sweet and Bitter Earth Alexander Cordell Bethesda 1995
Land of Heart's Desire Alexander Cordell Cae White, near Carmarthen 2000
Requiem for a Patriot Alexander Cordell Monmouth Jail 1988
This Proud and Savage Land Alexander Cordell Blaenavon 1986
The Love that God Forgot Alexander Cordell Flatholm 1995
Framed Frank Cottrell Boyce Manod 1966
Real Wraiths John Cowper Powys Blaenau Ffestiniog 1974
Porius John Cowper Powys Mynydd y Gaer 1951
The Citadel A J Cronin Tredegar 1937
Arthur: The Seeing Stone Kevin Crossley-Hollan Caldicot 2001
Arthur: At the Crossing Places Kevin Crossley-Hollan Holt, Wrexham 2003
Arthur: King of the Middle March Kevin Crossley-Hollan Welsh borders 2015
Random Births and Lovehearts Catrin Dafydd South Wales Valleys 2015
Random Deaths and Custard Catrin Dafydd South Wales Valleys 2007
Y Llyfrgell (The Library) Fflur Dafydd National Library of Wales 2011
Welcome Death Glyn Daniel Vale of Glamorgan 2014
Mr Perfect Joanna Davies Cardiff 2013
Tree of Crows Lewis Davies Brechfa 1996
Work, Sex and Rugby Lewis Davies Cardiff 1993
My Piece of Happiness Lewis Davies Cardiff 2000
Under the Rose Rhys Davies Sarn 1937
A Time to Laugh Rhys Davies Clydach Vale 1935
Honey and Bread Rhys Davies Cyfartha 1947
The Dark Daughters Rhys Davies Tremartin [Rhondda Valley] 1932
Count Your Blessings Rhys Davies Craig Ddu [Rhondda Valley] 1933
The Red Hills Rhys Davies Unnamed [Rhondda Valley] 1946
The Black Venus Rhys Davies Ayron [Rhondda Valley] 1952
Ram with Red Horns Rhys Davies Bedd Einon [West Wales] 1975
The Withered Root Rhys Davies Rhondda Valley 1957
The Perishable Quality Rhys Davies Bylau [Rhondda Valley] 1941
Tomorrow to Fresh Woods Rhys Davies Cwm-clydach Rhondda 2010
The Secret Sex Life of Polly Garter Tom Davies New Quay 2004
Freshers Joanna Davies Aberystwyth 2007
The Welsh Girl Peter Davies North Wales 1939
Congratulate the Devil Howell Davies Unnamed [Felingwm] 1939
The Banner of David J P Day St David's, Haverfordwest 1953
That Watery Glass Moira Dearnley Bethesda 1973
Still Glides the Stream Barbara Dew Roberts Cremlyn, Anglesey 1940
The Charlie Trees Barbara Dew Roberts Penllyn 1951
The Rebecca Rioter: a Story of Killay Life E A Dillwyn Killay 1881
A Burglary: or Unconscious Influence E A Dillwyn Cwm-Ethin [Swansea] 1883
The Caretaker (The Sin Bin) Dahlia Donovan Cardiff 2016
Turner Karl Drinkwater An isolated Welsh Island 1991
Rebecca's Children Kate Dunn Whitland 1990
Submarine Joe Dunthorne Swansea 2008
Wild Abandon Joe Dunthorne North Gower 2011
The Ragged Mountain John Dyer Llansamlet 1965
Passiontide Stephen Earley Penlan 2002
The Hopkins Conundrum Simon Edge North Wales 2017
The Other Half Dana Edwards Cardiff 2014
Winter Sonata Dorothy Edwards "typical English country Village" 1928
White Tree Sonia Edwards Llandwrog 2001
That Scoundrel Émile Dubois Lucinda Elliot Snowdonia, North Wales 2013
Deep Waters Ronald Elwy Mitchell Groes, Denbigh 1937
Follow Every Rainbow Doreen Evans Oxwich, Gower 1934
Morgan Bible Caradoc Evans Tregaron 1933
Wasps Caradoc Evans Red Ford [Cardigan Bay] 1995
Nothing to Pay Caradoc Evans Breoc [Cardigan Bay] 1999
Giants John Evans Unnamed south Wales [Pontypridd] 1995
Song of the Hills Margaret Evans Taibach 1978
Country Dance Margiad Evans Unnamed [Welsh border] 1932
The Wooden Doctor Margiad Evans Abercarrog 1933
Creed Margiad Evans Ross on Wye 1936
The Old and the Young Margiad Evans Ross on Wye 1948
Turf or Stone Margiad Evans 1934
The Caves of Alienation Stuart Evans Cwmfelyn [Ystalyfera] 1977
The Voices of the Children George Ewart Evans Unnamed [Abercynon] 1947
Golden Hive Eleanor Fairburn Pembroke 1966
Diving Heart Paul Ferris Neath/Swansea Border 1967
A Distant Country Paul Ferris Viviansport [Swansea] 1983
Then We Fall Paul Ferris Sandfields Port Talbot 1960
Children of Dust Paul Ferris Sandfields Port Talbot 1988
A Gower Story Deborah Fisher Rhossilli 2001
The Summer Stars Alan Fisk Denganwy 1992
Eve Green Susan Fletcher Rural Wales 2004
Oystercatchers Susan Fletcher Stackpole, Pembrokeshire 2007
All This Is Mine Ray French Crindau, Newport 2003
Beneath the Apple Blossom Kate Frost Cardiff 2016
The Small Mine Menna Gallie Cilhendre [Ystradgynlais] 1968
In These Promiscuous Parts Menna Gallie Trenewydd [Newport, Pembrokeshire] 1986
The Cowards Tale Vanessa Gebbie Welsh coal mining town 2011
Yanto Full-Pelt Tom Gilwern Davies Gelli, Rhondda 1990
Simon Peter: A Novel of Welsh Life Megan Glyn Eilfaen 1950
Hovering Chariot Megan Glyn Cregingwag 1968
The Childhood Land William Glynne-Jone Abermor [Camarthenshire] 1960
Summer Long Ago William Glynne-Jone Swansea 1954
Farewell Innocence William Glynne-Jone Abermor [Llanelli] 1950
Ride the White Stallion William Glynne-Jone Abermor [LLanelli] 1951
Come Michaelmas Geraint Goodwin Newtown 1939
Watch for the Morning Geraint Goodwin Moreton [Border Country] 1938
The Heyday in the Blood Geraint Goodwin Tanygraig [Newtown] 1936
Owain Glyndwr: The Last Prince of Wales Peter Gordon Williams Glyndyfrdwy 2012
Copper Kingdom Iris Gower Swansea 1994
Honey's Farm Iris Gower Swansea 2001
Kingdom's Dream Iris Gower Swansea 1992
The Shoemaker's Daughter: A Swansea Family Saga Iris Gower Swansea 2010
Uncharted Jon Gower Cardiff 2004
Crystal Spirit Roger Granelli Unnamed [Pontypridd] 1995
Dark Edge Roger Granelli Unnamed [Pontypridd] 1999
Status Zero Roger Granelli Unnamed [Pontypridd] 1872
Death on Gower: a Helen Falconer Mystery Joanna Greenlaw Llanmadoc, Gower 2012
Eden's Garden Juliet Greenwood Snowdonia 2012
The War Widow Lorna Grey Aberystwyth, Cheltenham and Cirencester 2000
Grits Niall Griffiths Aberystwyth 2000
Stump Niall Griffiths Car Journey from Liverpool to Aberystwyth 2007
Runt Niall Griffiths Rural Wales 2005
Nectar From a Stone Jane Guill Conwy 2005
Albert Regina Jones Dyfed Gyn Jones Anglesey 1974
Until Our Blood is Dry Kit Habianic Ystrad Rhondda 2013
The Red House Mark Haddon Hay-on-Wye 2012
The London Train Tessa Hadley Cardiff 2011
The Master Bedroom Tessa Hadley Cardiff 2007
The Town that Halloween forgot, the curse of Willow Creek K A Hambley Carmarthenshire 2009
Closure Gillian Hamer Bangor 2012
The Charter Gillian Hamer Anglesey 2013
Complicit Gillian Hamer Anglesey/Menai Strait. 2015
False Lights Gillian Hamer Silver Bay 2015
Cunval's Mission David Hancocks Caerleon 2004
A Kingdom James Hanley Manafon [mid Wales] 1978
"Anatomy of Llangyllwch", in Don Quixote Drowned James Hanley Llanfechain 1953
The Welsh Sonata James Hanley Llanfechain 1954
Another World James Hanley Garthmeilo [Aberystwyth] 1972
London Lovers Barbara Hardy Swansea 1996
Crimson Shore Gillian Hamer Anglesey 2014
Pins and needles Rosie Harris Cardiff 2004
The Pendragon's Banner Trilogy Helen Hollick Gwynedd 2000
Riding the Storm Susan Holliday Black Mountain 2000
The Turn of the Wheel Bronwen Hosie Rhymney Valley 2010
Crickdam Roscoe Howells Pembrokeshire 1990
The Lost Welsh Kingdom John Hughes Rhuddlan, Denbighshire 2015
The Tower Tristan Hughes Anglesey 2003
Send My Cold Bones Home Tristan Hughes Anglesey 2006
Before the Crying Ends John L Hughes Pontypridd 1977
Open Secrets Emyr Humphreys Pendraw [Prestatyn] 1989
A Change of Heart Emyr Humphreys Aberystwyth 1951
Ghosts and Strangers Emyr Humphreys Cardiff 2001
The Gift Emyr Humphreys Bedwyr [Prestatyn] 1963
The Best of Friends Emyr Humphreys Pendraw [Prestatyn] 1987
Flesh and Blood Emyr Humphreys Pendraw [Prestatyn] 1999
Unconditional Surrender Emyr Humphreys Llanddona [Hendrefor] 1997
Salt of the Earth Emyr Humphreys Pendraw [Prestatyn] 1987
Outside the House of Baal Emyr Humphreys Argoed [Prestatyn] 1996
National Winner Emyr Humphreys Pendraw [Prestatyn] 1971
The Gift of a Daughter Emyr Humphreys Anglesey 1998
A Toy Epic Emyr Humphreys Llanelw [Pembrokshire] 1958
Bonds of Attachment Emyr Humphreys Pendraw [Prestatyn] 1991
An Absolute Hero Emyr Humphreys Pendraw [Prestatyn] 1988
The Shop Emyr Humphreys Pentre Gwyn Mid Wales 2005
Hear and Forgive Emyr Humphreys Fulham [London] 1952
The Italian Wife Emyr Humphreys London 1957
A Man's Estate Emyr Humphreys Unnamed [North-west Wales - near Trelawnyd] 1955
Gently to the Summit Alan Hunter Snowdon 1999
A Stranger Came Jim Hurn Brynwen [Rhondda] 1969
Good People Ewart Hutton Cardiff 2013
Madocks John Idris Jones Porthmadog 2012
Starved Fields E Inglis Jones Cardigainshire 1929
Pay thy Pleasure E Inglis Jones Ceredigion 1939
Crumbling Pageant Elisabeth Inglis Jones Clynnog 1932
A Killer's Christmas in Wales Elizabeth J Duncan Conwy 2011
The House Above the Sea Elizabeth James Caernarfon 1999
Men Went to Cattraeth John James Cattraeth [Catterick] 1969
When the Kids Grow Up Ken James Dowlais - Merthyr 2004
A Lantern for Lord Rhys Margot James Tregaron 1986
The Cardi Comes Home Margot James Llandysul 1956
Storm of Arberth Sian James Narberth 1994
A Small Country Sian James Ammanford 1999
Outside Paradise Sian James South Wales 2001
Second Chance Sian James Tan y Bryn 2000
Paradise House Erica James Pembrokeshire 2003
In the Shadow of Jerwsalem D Graham Jenkins Carmarthen 1989
Guardian Angel Brian John North Pembrokeshire 2007
On Angel Mountain Brian John Carningli Mountain, Newport, Pembrokeshire. 2001
Conspiracy of Angels Brian John North West Pembrokeshire 2012
Rebecca and The Angels Brian John North Pembrokeshire 2004
Where She Went B E Jones Mumbles 2017
Late in the Day Carol Jones Caernarfon 1983
The Dig Cynan Jones Unnamed farmland 2014
The Lily and the Dragon Dedwydd Jones Snowdon 2002
The Sin Eater Gerry Jones Nantglyn 1971
Welsh Heirs Glyn Jones Cardiff 1977
The Learning Lark Glyn Jones Treniclas [Merthyr Tydfil] 2005
The Island of Apples Glyn Jones Ystrad [Merthyr Tydfil] 1965
The Valley, the City, the Village Glyn Jones Unnamed [Merthyr Tydfil] 1956
Times Like These Gwyn Jones South Wales 1936
Choral Symphony Jack Jones Pontypridd 1955
River Out of Eden Jack Jones Cardiff 1951
Lily of the Valley Jack Jones Darran Valley 1952
Lucky Year Jack Jones Penrodyn [Merthyr Tydfil] 1952
Off to Philadelphia in the Morning Jack Jones Merthyr Tydfil 1951
Bidden to the Feast Jack Jones Merthyr Tydfil 1979
Black Parade Jack Jones Merthyr Tydfil 1935
Some Trust in Chariots Jack Jones Pantyglo (fictionalised Pontypridd) 1948
Cwmardy Lewis Jones 1937
We Live Lewis Jones Cwmardy [Merthyr Tydfil] 1939
The Dreamstone Liane Jones Carmarthen 1992
Water Lloyd Jones Dolfrwynog 2014
Tangwstyl Mansel Jones Kenfig 2010
Lonely's Game R W Jones Grangetown 1993
The Tower is Everywhere Richard Jones Dyffryn 1971
Moss Gatherers Tia Jones Llanfeni [fictional town in mid Wales] 2013
On Open Ground Tia Jones Llanfeni [fictional town in mid Wales] 2008
Everything I Found on The Beach Cynan Jones Unnamed west Wales 2011
The Long Dry Cynan Jones Unnamed west Wales 2006
The Iron Masters: An Historical Novel of the Napoleonic Wars Graham Jones Merthyr Tydfil 2014
Mr Cassini Lloyd Jones Several different locations around wales 2006
The Curlew's Cry Tia Jones Welsh Coast 2016
A Childhood in a Welsh Mining Valley Vivian Jones Mining Valley, South Wales 2017
The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals Wendy Jones Narberth 2012
Make Room for the Jester Stead Jones Porthmawr [Fictionalised Pwllheli] 1964
Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful Deborah Kay Davies South Wales Valleys 2008
Tirzah and the Prince of Crows Deborah Kay Davies Welsh Valleys 2018
Named of the Dragon Susanna Kearsley South Wales 2015
Baptism Max Kinnings Snowdonia 2012
Lion rampant : the story of Owain and Nest Bernard Knight Cilgerran Castle 1972
Home from the Sea Mercedes Lackey the Welsh coast/on the far coast of Wales 2012
Gifted Nikita Lawani Cardiff 2007
The Paradise War Stephen Lawhead Bognor Regis 1991
Pendragon Stephen Lawhead Carmarthen 1994
Tuck Stephen Lawhead North Wales 2009
Hood Stephen Lawhead Forest on the Welsh Border 2007
The Ghosts of China G I Lewis Merthyr Tydfil 2015
Sparrowdance Anne Lewis Meini Hirion 2001
Dew on the Grass Eiluned Lewis Pengarth [Newtown] 1934
The Captain's Wife Eiluned Lewis St Idris [Fictionalised St Davids] 1944
Advantages of the older man Gwyneth Lewis Swansea 2014
Chapel : the story of a Welsh family Miles Lewis Porth 1916
Bank of the black sheep Robert Lewis Llandovery 2010
Last Llanelli train Robert Lewis Llanelli 2005
Swansea Terminal Robert Lewis Swansea 2007
Crtl-Alt-Delete Dave Lewis Across South Wales including the Brecon Beacons 2011
The House With Old Furniture Helen Lewis Penagarrow a fictional town- believed to be inspired by a town in West Wales 2017
Martha, Jack & Shanco Caryl Lewis (translated by Gwen Davies) Graig-ddu [south-west Wales] 2007
Monica Saunders Lewis (translated by Meic Stephens) Swansea ('suburb five miles from Swansea') 1930
Return Ticket Eigra Lewis Roberts Unnamed slate quarry town [Blaenau Ffestiniog] 2006
Flight of the cuckoo Don Llewellyn Llanilltern 2013
How Green Was My Valley Richard Llewellyn Gilfach Goch 1939
The End of the Rug Richard Llewellyn London 1969
Green, Green my Valley Now Richard Llewellyn Cardiff 1975
Sweet Witch Richard Llewellyn Merthyn (fictional town) 1955
From empty harbour to white ocean Robin Llywelyn Unnamed [Porthmadog] 1996
The Perils of Pursuing A Prince Julia London A castle in Powys 2014
The Misfortunes of Elphin Thomas Love Peacock Caerleon 1991
Snow Sisters Carol Lovekin Cardigan Bay a victorian house on 2017
Ghostbird Carol Lovekin West Wales 2016
Dead Man Airbrushed Ieuan M Pugh Swansea 2014
The Hill of Dreams Arthur Machen Caermean [Caerleon] 1924
The Green Round Arthur Machen Porth - West Wales 1933
I Let You Go Clare Mackintosh remote Welsh Coast 2015
The Camarthen Underground Gaynor Madoc Leonard Camarthen 2009
How They Educated Jones P Mansell Jones Carmarthen 1974
Bad Ideas Lloyd Markham Bridgend 2017
Score Howard Marks Tregaron 2013
Raw Material J J Marsh A secluded beach in Pembrokeshire 2013
Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers Wilkie Martin Black Mountains 2014
The Prince of Wales's Feathers David Matthew Cardiff Bay 1953
A Cottage By the Sea Carole Matthews Pembrokshire 2013
Harry of Monmouth A M Maughan Monmouth 1956
The Fall Simon Mawer Snowdonia 2003
The Way Things Were Hilda McKenzie Cardiff 1998
Bronwen Hilda McKenzie Cardiff 2002
The Sisters Hilda McKenzie Splott, Cardiff 1993
A Ray of Sunshine Hilda McKenzie Cardiff 1995
The Widows Makers Series Jean Meade North Wales 2011
Book of Idiots Christopher Meredith Post industrial South Wales 2012
Griffri Christopher Meredith Gwynllug (fictional) 1994
Sidereal Time Christopher Meredith Post-industrial south Wales 1998
Brotherhood Catherine Merriman Criccieth 2003
State of Desire Catherine Merriman South Wales 1997
Heartbreak Hotel Deborah Moggach Rural Wales 2013
The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain David and Ivor Monger Taff's Well 1995
The Apple Boughs Desley Moore Newtown 1997
Such Morning Songs Desley Moore Newtown 1992
Once Below a Time Desley Moore Newtown 2001
A Time for Silence Thorne Moore Pembrokeshire 2012
The Welsh Cottage Olivia More Denbigh 1971
The Glyndwr Rose Chloris Morgan Saron 2003
My Lamp Still Burns Robert Morgan Penrhiwceiber 1981
Salt Blue Gillian Morgan a quiet life on the Welsh coast/ Gower village 2010
Melog Mihangel Morgan (Tranlsated by Christopher Meredith) Pontypridd ('The Valleys') 2005
The Welsh Healer Ginger Myrick Hills of Northern Wales 2012
Owen Tanat: a Story of Welsh Story Alfred Neobard Palmer Trefechan 1897
Gwyneth of the Welsh hills Edith Nepean Llancoed (fictional) 1917
The Snow Pasture P H Newby Ebbw Vale 1949
The Young May Moon P H Newby Llanrhydd 1950
Downtrain Robert Nisbet Haverfordwest 2004
The Long Walk Home Will North Snowdonia 2007
Testimonies Patrick O'Brien Cwm Croesor 1952
In an Old Welsh Farmhouse J G Olsson Powys 2002
Last Hit Llwyd Owen Swansea 2013
Faith, Hope and Love Llwyd Owen Cardiff 2006
Dear Old Wales: a Patriotic Love Story T Owen Charles Llangwenllian (fictional) 1912
Pestilence William Owen Roberts (translated by Elisabeth Roberts) Dolbenmaen 1981
White Lion, Red Dragon Nobilia Paen Parc Sycharth 2003
The Brothers of Gwynedd Edith Pargeter Gwynedd 1989
Disputed Land Tim Pears Shropshire Border 2012
Landed Tim Pears England-Wales Border 2011
Here Be Dragons Sharon Kay Penman Gwynedd 1985
Falls the Shadow Sharon Kay Penman Pembrokeshire 1988
The Reckoning Sharon Kay Penman Powys 1991
A Morbid Taste for Bones Ellis Peters Various parts of North Wales including Gwytherin 1977
Monk's Hood Ellis Peters Near Rhydycroesau 1980
One Corpse Too Many Ellis Peters Northern Wales/English border, near Shrewsbury 1979
The Heretic's Apprentice Ellis Peters Welsh Border near Shrewsbury 1989
The Pilgrim of Hate Ellis Peters Aberdaron 1984
Dead Man's Ransom Ellis Peters Across Wales including Tregeiriog 1984
The Summer of the Danes Ellis Peters Welsh Border near Shrewsbury 1991
Fredwyn Peter Preece South Pembrokeshire 2004
The Last Train to Gloryhole Keith Price Merthyr Tydfil 2013
Life of Rebecca Jones Angharad Price (translated from the Welsh by Lloyd Jones) Tynybraich 2003
They Made a People Benjamin Price Davies Gorlan [Glamorganshire] 1947
Un Nos Ola Leuad (One Moonlit Night) Caradog Prichard Caernarfonshire 1961
The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth Malcolm Pryce Aberystwyth 2005
Last Tango in Aberystwyth Malcolm Pryce Aberystwyth 2004
From Aberystwyth with Love Malcolm Pryce Aberystwyth 2009
Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth Malcolm Pryce Aberystwyth 2007
Folk Music Sheenagh Pugh Unnamed 1999
The Broken Bridge Philip Pullman Set in Wales around Cardigan Bay 1990
Where billows roll : a tale of the Welsh coast Allen Raine Absersethin (Tresaith) 1909
Welsh witch : a romance of rough places Allen Raine Treswnd (Tresaith) 1902
Welsh Singer Allen Raine Tregildas (Tresaith) 1906
Queen of the rushes : a tale of the Welsh Revival Allen Raine Tregildas (Tresaith) 1906
Hearts of Wales : an old romance Allen Raine Newcastle Emlyn 1905
Torn Sails Allen Raine Welsh Coast 1897
By Berwen Banks Allen Raine Welsh Coast 1899
Garthowen: A Story of a Welsh Homestead Allen Raine South Wales 1900
Second Chances Denis F Ratcliffe Swansea 1996
Flint Margaret Redfern Fenlands to North Wales 2009
The Summer Flood Goronwy Rees Llyn Penninsular 1932
A Bridge to Divide Them Goronwy Rees Cardiff 1937
Llanartro: a Welsh Idyll Amy Dora Reynolds Porthmadog 1896
Gold Dan Rhodes A Welsh sea side town in Pembrokeshire. 2008
The Rice Paper Diaries Francesca Rhydderch Hong Kong, London and New Quay, Wales 2013
The Whistling Maid Ernest Rhys Rhos 1900
The House in Wales Richard Rhys Jones Colwyn Bay 2013
Ennal's Point Alun Richards Mumbles 1979
A Woman of Experience Alun Richards South Wales 1969
Barque Whisper Alun Richards Ennal's Point [Swansea] 1979
Sacred Fire Haydn Richards Llantrisant 1993
Home to an Empty House Alun Richards Unnamed [Pontypridd] 1973
Crybbe Phil Rickman Borders - Ludlow 1993
December Phil Rickman Skirrid Mountain, Abergaveny 1994
Candlenight Phil Rickman West Wales (Aberystwyth) 1991
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs Cairnholm, a fictional Welsh Island 2011
Hiraeth : a mark - marc Liz Riley Jones Moelfre 2015
Feet in Chains Kate Roberts, translated by Katie Gramich Rhosgadfan (Moel Arian) 1936
Lowri Grace Roberts Bala 1956
Mother Island Bethan Roberts Anglesy 2015
Tea in the Heather Kate Roberts Rhosgadfan, Gwynedd 1959
Pendarvis Sally Roberts Jones Margam 1992
Folkore of Gwent Alan Roderick Gwent 1983
Fortune Made His Sword Martha Rofheart Monmouthshire 1972
From hand to hand : the Welsh novel "O law i law" T Rowland Hughes N.Wales 1943
I Sent a Letter to My Love Bernice Rubens Porthcawl 1975
Midnight Sky Jan Ruth North Wales near Snowdonia 2013
Dark Water Jan Ruth North Wales/ Cheshire border 2014
White Horizon Jan Ruth Near Snowdonia 2013
Silver Rain Jan Ruth Rural Snowdonia 2014
A Long Way From Home Jan Ruth Whitford 2014
With Angels and Furies John Sam Jones Bala 2005
Resistance Owen Sheers Olchon Valley 2007
Landor's Tower: Or, The Imaginary Conversations Iain Sinclair Black Mountains 2001
Dream On Dai Smith South Wales 2013
What I Know I Cannot Say Dai Smith South Wales Valleys 2016
The Cambrian Hero William Sotheby Aberffraw 1800
Cold Remains Sally Spedding Carmarthenshire 2012
Landsker Brenda Squires Preseli mountains 2005
Seasoning Manon Steffan Ros Llanegryn 2015
The Glass Class Suzi Stembridge Snowdonia 2015
Bard for Highgrove : a likely story Meic Stephens Llwynywermod (Floonerwormwood) 2010
The Hollow Hills Mary Stewart Tintagel 1973
The Crystal Cave Mary Stewart Maridunum [Johnstown] 1970
Earth Hums in B Flat Mari Strachan Unnamed [Harlech] 2010
Blow on a dead man's embers Mari Strachan Harlech 2011
Shop in the Mountain Showell Styles Snowdonia 1968
Sword at Sunset Rosemary Sutcliff Nant Ffrancon 1971
Surviving the Evacuation: Anglesey Frank Tayell Anglesey 2016
Drustan the Wanderer Anna Taylor Kernow [Newquay] 1971
Not Quite White Simon Thirsk Fictional 'Last Truly Welsh' town of Llanchwaraetegdanygelyn 2010
Luggage From Elsewhere Aneurin Gareth Thomas Near Swansea 2007
The Forerunner Elwyn Thomas Llanddyfri [Llandovery] 1910
Welsh Dawn Gareth Thomas Dyffryn Nantlle 2014
Now Lead Us Home Gwyn Thomas Ferncleft (St Donats) 1952
A Point of Order Gwyn Thomas Elmhill (Pontypridd) 1956
A Frost on My Frolic Gwyn Thomas Mynydd Coch 1953
All Things Betray Thee Gwyn Thomas Moonlea [Merthyr Tydfil] 1956
The World Cannot Hear You Gwyn Thomas Rhondda Valley 1952
The Thinker and the Thrush Gwyn Thomas Rhondda Valley 1947
Sorrow for Thy Sons Gwyn Thomas Rhondda Valley 1986
The Stranger at My Side Gwyn Thomas Windy Way [Rhondda Valley] 1954
The Dark Philosophers Gwyn Thomas The Terraces [Rhondda Valley] 1947
The Alone to the Alone Gwyn Thomas The Terraces [Rhondda Valley] 1947
Triskele Lowri Thomas Mountains of Snowdonia 2014
My Mother's House. Lily Tobias Industrial community in the Swansea Valley' (Blaenmawe) 1931
Eunice Fleet Lily Tobias Cardiff 2004
Coming of the King Nikolai Tolstoy Carlisle (Caer Lliwelydd) 1989
Light Cakes for Tea. Eirlys Trefor Cwm 1958
Woman in a Valley of Stones Eirlys Trefor Llangwm 1973
The Shiver Stone Sharon Tregenza Seaside town in Pembrokeshire 2014
In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl Rachel Tresize Rhondda Valley 2000
Sixteen Shades of Crazy Rachel Trezise Aberalaw, a tiny South Wales valley village 2011
Here are Lovers Hilda Vaughan Llangantyn [Builth Wells] 1926
The Battle to the Weak Hilda Vaughan Llangantyn [Builth Wells] 1925
The Soldier and the Gentlewoman Hilda Vaughan Plâs Einon [Carmarthenshire coast] 1932
Her Father's House Hilda Vaughan Llangantyn [Builth Wells] 1930
Harvest Home Hilda Vaughan Abercoran [South West Wales] 1936
The Invader Hilda Vaughan Llangantyn [Builth Wells] 1928
Iron and Gold Hilda Vaughan Llanddeusant 1942
The Curtain Rises Hilda Vaughan Edge of industrial South Wales 1935
The candle and the Light Hilda Vaughan Small Welsh Town 1954
Pardon and Peace Hilda Vaughan North Breconshire 1945
All the Moon Long Richard Vaughan Tonypandy 1974
All Through the Night Richard Vaughan Llanddeusant 1957
Moulded in Earth Richard Vaughan Llanddeusant 1951
Son of Justin Richard Vaughan Llanddeusant 1955
There is a River Richard Vaughan Llanddeusant 1961
Who Rideth So Wild Richard Vaughan Llanddeusant 1952
A Winter in the Hills John Wain Caerfenai [North Wales] 1970
The Betrothed Sir Walter Scott Welsh Marches [Powys] 1906
Mamgu : Portrait of a Puritan. David Walters Llwydcoed 1964
Among Others Jo Walton the ruins of a Welsh coal plant - author grew up in Aberdare 2011
What Happens at Christmas Evonne Wareham Brecon Beacons 2017
Tipping the Velvet Sarah Waters Whitstable 1998
Iron Masters Graham Watkins Merthyr Tydfil 2014
Radiant brow : the epic of Taliesin H Catherine Watling Penmaenmawr [Braich y Dinas] 2014
Up Close Shelagh Weeks Village in North Wales- Unnamed. 2009
The Gauntlet Ronald Welch Carreg Cennen Castle 1951
Hovel in the Hills Elizabeth West Snowdonia 1978
Garden in the Hills Elizabeth West Snowdonia 1981
Court in splendour : being a story of the first Eisteddfod as told by the people of the court Liz Whittaker Cardigan 2009
Bardic monk : and the grave of King Arthur Liz Whittaker St Davids 2013
The Death of Danny Daggers Haydn Wilks Cardiff 2015
Two Sketches of Womanhood Gwyn Williams Swansea 1975
The Woman in Back Row Herbert Williams Glanaber [Aberystwyth] 2000
Punters Herbert Williams Cardiff 2002
Temperance Town John Williams Cardiff 2004
Prince of Wales John Williams Cardiff 2003
Cardiff Dead John Williams Cardiff 2000
Murder at the Eisteddfod John Williams Rhyd-Yr-Onnen 1973
People of the Black Mountains. 1, The beginning... Raymond Williams The Black Mountains 1989
People of the Black Mountains. 2, The eggs of the eagle Raymond Williams The Black Mountains 1990
Fight for Manod Raymond Williams Blaenau Ffestiniog 1979
The Angry Vineyard Rhydwen Williams Cyfarthfa 1975
Mother Tongue Roger Williams Cardiff 2005
The last of the Cambrian Princes Part 1, The Road to Aberconway. T D Williams Llansteffan 1960
The House on the Cliff Charlotte Williams Cardiff and Pembrokeshire 2013
Gaslight Elosise Williams Cardiff 2017
The Corn is Green Emlyn Williams Mostyn 1938
The Cardiff Trilogy John Williams Cardiff 2006
Five Pubs, Two Bars and a Nightclub John Williams Cardiff 1999
The Volunteers Raymond Williams Pontyrhiw 1978
Keeper of The Dream Penelope Williamson Border of Wales 1992
Word on the Street Romy Wood Cardiff 2013
Daughter of Time Sarah Woodbury Dolwyddelan 2011
The Good Night Sarah Woodbury Gwynedd 2011
The Garden in the Clouds Antony Woodward Black Mountains 2010
August Gerard Woodward Camping holiday in Wales 2001
Mud Puppy Erica Wooff Newport 2002
Mary Jones and Her Bible Christ Wright Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Gwynedd 2011
The December Letters : a novel Dafydd Wyn Cilmeri 1991
Spring of Youth Llywelyn Wyn Griffith Machynlleth 1971
The Way Lies West Llywelyn Wyn Griffith Brithdir 1945


Unlike the main twelve novels mapped on this site, which were comprehensively geoparsed, each novel in this "library" map was allocated a single geolocation. This was chosen on the basis of one "primary" location in which the novel is set. This was not a standardised process; we made interpretive judgements depending on each novel’s imaginative depiction of its setting. Where novels did not name, renamed, or "invented" places, we allocated approximate "real" locations based on the depictions therein. As such, the map is not an incontestable cartography of English-language fiction in Wales. Rather, it is presented as a broad-brush impression of the geographical sweep of fiction set in Wales.

Please contact the Literary Atlas to tell us about novels that should be added to the database, or to tell us where you think a primary location is wrong.

(Thanks to our CUROP and SPIN students for their work on this page: Holly Cooper, Rachel Davies, Owen Locke, Demelza Monk, Marcus Sams, Alice Savage, Jess Thomas and Hana Undy.)