Our World Dolls Series has reached Wales – The Land of Our Fathers.
Illustrations are by J. Sirr – and they highlight the tradition, scenery & industry of the region.
Our tour guide is Bronwen, resplendent in her national costume. She’s rightly proud of her national identity & her country’s long history…
…and the Welsh tradition of poetry, music, song & dance - celebrated at the annual Eisteddfod.
She’s also equally proud of her little cottage where she spins wool…
This is a lovely image – people gathered for a bit of a do – wearing their brightly coloured wools & tall hats.
The mining industry was still going strong when these little books were written in the 1960s. Alas, we fear it would be impossible to hear miners singing on their way home from work today.
Wales packs so much into a small area. Busy cities, market towns & heavy industry – majestic mountains & ancient wooded valleys – farms & fishing harbours – river estuaries, historical buildings, seaside resorts & stunning beaches.
As with all the books in this series, the author Irene Dark and the various illustrators chosen from the Birmingham School of Design do such a great job of capturing the charm & spirit of the country.
We’ll be crossing the sea to Ireland for our next trip. See you there!