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Old 02-06-2013, 07:20 AM   #10
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Island Fling, by Ian Skidmore. Comic Welsh novel. FREE 6/7/8

Huw ap Gryffydd is the Lord of two tiny but proud and ancient Welsh islands - Yns Becod and Yns Tad

When the Her Majesty’s Royal Mail has the effrontery to replace the names with mere postal zip codes his heritage is under threat.

And he is determined to fight back.

And before the hapless British Prime Minister can even attempt to say, ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysili ogogogoch,’ ap Gryffydd has whipped his 2,000 colourful islanders into a Celtic frenzy.

They make a Unilateral Declaration of Independence from the mainland and vow to stand, man, woman and child, against any threat to their ancient autonomy.

Centuries earlier the Romans had sensed the power and peril of the wrath of the sleeping Welsh dragon, trembled in their togas, and left well enough alone. But that has all been forgotten in Westminster’s corridors of power.

[Edited for length - MODERATOR]

Ian Skidmore is the author of more thirty books – many of them best-sellers. He was also one of the most widely-read newspaper columnists and radio show presenters in the UK. After thirty years with BBC Wales, he was awarded the coveted Golden Microphone Award … and then fired a month later when BBC bureaucrats discovered he was English!


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