Secret Llandudno

Author: John Lawson-Reay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445670447


Page: 96

View: 4355

Secret Llandudno offers a unique insight into the 'Queen of the Welsh Resorts' through a series of little-known and forgotten stories, facts and anecdotes. Local author and historian John Lawson-Reay takes the reader on a fascinating journey from prehistoric times to the present day, blending dark deeds and strange tales from Llandudno's long and often unlikely past, as well as introducing us to some interesting characters along the way, from the Queen of Romania to a former Australian prime minister and from Buffalo Bill to Alice in Wonderland. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book delves beneath the surface of this ever-popular North Wales seaside resort, revealing a lesser-known history that most local people don't know.

Llandudno at Work

People and Industries Through the Years

Author: Peter Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445674841


Page: 96

View: 2423

In a fascinating series of photographs and illustrations, Llandudno at Work explores the life of the town and its people.

Llandudno History Tour

Author: John Lawson-Reay

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445648571

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 5628

Llandudno is famed as being the 'Queen of the Welsh Resorts' and is now the largest seaside resort in Wales, lying on a flat isthmus of sand between the Welsh mainland and the Great Orme. The town, renowned for its beaches and piers, has changed a lot over the years, with a lot of development along the seafront. From its Victorian architecture to its sweeping sand and shingle beaches, Llandudno has long been a favourite destination for holidaymakers. Llandudno History Tour takes us on a tour of this seaside town, explaining the history behind its well-known landmarks and revealing the former uses of some of Llandudno's finest buildings.


Queen of the Welsh Resorts

Author: Ivor Wynne Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843064299

Category: Llandudno (Wales)

Page: 160

View: 331

Incorporating many of the changes to the Llandudno, a Welsh seaside town and including many photographs, this work contains war-time features on the U-boat rendezvous at Llandudno, the Wormhout Massacre of the Territorial Army and the Llandudno battalions at Mametz. It looks at town's operatic and theatrical tradition.

Llandudno Before the Hotels

Author: Christopher Draper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845240950

Category: Llandudno (Wales)

Page: 302

View: 5210

Ceir yn y gyfrol hon hanes hir a dramatig un o drefi mwyaf poblogaidd Cymru, o'i hymwelwyr cyntaf, deuddeng mil o flynyddoedd yn ôl, hyd at y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg pan waredwyd y tai unnos a'u poblogaeth o dros gant o bobl i wneud lle i'r gwestai a'r ymwelwyr. Adargraffiad; cyhoeddwyd gyntaf yn 2007. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

A Very English Scandal

Sex, Lies, and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment

Author: John Preston

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590518152

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6293

A thrilling true crime account of the scandalous private life of Jeremy Thorpe, the British MP whose covert homosexual affair led to blackmail, cover ups, a hired hitman, and ended with the “Trial of the Century." As a Member of Parliament and Leader of the Liberal Party in the 1960s and 70s, Jeremy Thorpe's bad behavior snuck under the radar for years. Police and politicians alike colluded to protect one of their own. In 1970, Thorpe was the most popular and charismatic politician in the country, poised to hold the balance of power in a coalition government. But Jeremy Thorpe was a man with a secret. His homosexual affairs and harassment of past partners, along with his propensity for lying and embezzlement, only escalated as he evaded punishment. Until a dark night on the moor with an ex-lover, a dog, and a hired gun led to consequences that even his charm and power couldn't help him escape. Dubbed the "Trial of the Century," Thorpe's climactic case at the Old Bailey in London was the first time that a leading British politician had stood trial on a murder charge, and the first time that a murder plot had been hatched in the House of Commons. And it was the first time that a prominent public figure had been exposed as a philandering gay man, in an era when homosexuality had only just become legal. With the pace and drama of a thriller, A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL is an extraordinary story of hypocrisy, deceit, and betrayal at the heart of the British Establishment.

In Secret

Author: William Le Queux

Publisher: N.A



Page: 288

View: 9443

Secret Colwyn Bay

Author: Graham Roberts

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445664321

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 769

Explore the secret history of Colwyn Bay through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

Hindle Wakes

Author: Stanley Houghton

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436363

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 2929

It's holiday week in the Lancashire town of Hindle, just before the First World War. Fanny Hawthorne, a spirited, determined mill girl, has just returned from a weekend in Blackpool with her friend Mary Hollins. At least that's what she tells her parents. In fact, she's been spending the weekend with Alan Jeffcote, a wealthy mill owner's son who is engaged to someone else. When Fanny's parents discover the truth, they set out to ensure that Alan will do the decent thing and marry her – only to discover that Fanny has her own ideas on the matter... One of the first plays to have a working class female protagonist, Hindle Wakes was hugely controversial at the time of its writing.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 4738

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Author: Henry Lewis,Henry Shields,Jonathan Sayer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350001228

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 104

View: 9682

One enormous diamond Six incompetent crooks And a snoozing security guard What could possibly go right? Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre, creators of the Olivier Award-winning Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is the latest adventure in mishap, mistimed exists and entrances, and disaster unfolding in front of the audience's eyes. It received its world premiere at the Criterion Theatre, London, on 31 March 2016.

Discovering Welsh Gardens

Author: Stephen Anderton,Charles Hawes

Publisher: Graffeg Peter Gill & Associates

ISBN: 9781905582204

Category: Gardening

Page: 255

View: 5277

20 of Wales's best and most interesting gardens, some unknown to the gardening world, some familiar, and all specially photographed by award-winning photographer Charles Hawes.

The Cold Light of Mourning

A Penny Brannigan Mystery

Author: Elizabeth J. Duncan

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429938334

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6381

Elizabeth J. Duncan spins a charming tale of murder and intrigue in her award-winning first novel, The Cold Light of Mourning. The picturesque North Wales market town of Llanelen is shocked when Meg Wynne Thompson, a self-made beauty who has turned out to be something of an unpopular bride, goes missing on her wedding day...and turns up dead. The last person believed to have seen her is manicurist Penny Brannigan, an expatriate Canadian who has lived in North Wales for almost twenty-five years. When Penny notices that something is not quite right at the funeral of her dearest friend, she becomes emotionally invested in the case, and sets out to investigate. It seems that several people, including the bride's drunken, abusive father, had reasons to wish Meg dead, but when the trail leads to her groom's home, an explosive secret will shake the small town. With its bucolic Welsh setting and vivid, colorful characters, this mystery is sure to delight the most discerning of traditional-mystery fans.

Private Lives

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408178028

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 1375

One of Coward's best-loved classics in a single-play edition Coward's wit and precision as a modern dramatist is nowhere better exemplified than in this classic modern plays from 1930. Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne (originally played by Gertrude Lawrence and Noël Coward), recently divorced from one another five years previously, arrive coincidentally at the same French hotel. They are honeymooning with their respective new spouses. Encountering one another by chance, each is at once horrified and fascinated by the other. Together they leave for Paris and begin a roundelay of quarrels and love intrigues that culminate in their getting back together.

The Clydach Murders

A Miscarriage of Justice

Author: John Morris

Publisher: Seren

ISBN: 1781723931

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 343

Is Dai Morris a brutal murderer or the victim of a terrible miscarriage of justice? Author and former solicitor John Morris investigates the Clydach murders, which occurred in 1999, for which Dai Morris was convicted in 2006. In a case which shocked the country Mandy Power, her bed-ridden mother and her two young daughters were battered to death. The crime sparked a huge investigation yet the police made little progress. This widely researched book contends that Morris, convicted for the murders in 2006, is a scapegoat, an innocent man against whom justice was miscarried. No forensic evidence or DNA connected him to the crime; he was convicted because he lacked of a solid alibi, because his gold chain was found in Power’s house and because, as a man with a criminal record, he initially lied to the police. Morris’s case is to be heard in the Court of Appeal, probably in 2018, in the light of new evidence, including DNA testing and falsification of police documents. South Wales Police was notorious in the period 1980 to 2010 for false convictions on fabricated evidence. Significantly, previous suspects for the Clydach murders include former police officers, one of whom was having a lesbian affair with Mandy Power. There is every possibility that Dai Morris has suffered a miscarriage of justice. The author studied the police files and court papers, and discussed the case with key witnesses and experts. He is convinced that Morris is the victim of a conspiracy to falsely convict. The brutal murder of an entire family is a horrible thing but to compound it with an unsafe conviction shows a disrespect to the victims, to their relatives, to the family of Dai Morris and to the law.

Perfect Hideaways in South Africa

Author: P. Duncan,H. Untiedt

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9780620667081


Page: 272

View: 9106

Many people have a childlike fascination with the idea of a hideaway or a bolthole, a place literally out of sight, maybe at the bottom of the garden, in the woods or in the country, somewhere remote from the routine of everyday life. This book features 30 different styles of holiday house where all kinds of experiences are possible away from life in the city. They re found on remote escarpments of the South African hinterland, in the vineyard-filled valleys and among the mountains of the Overberg and the Boland, overlooking the lagoon at Churchhaven and on the edges of small country towns in the Sandveld and Swartland. This book celebrates all of them, identifying precisely what it is that makes a holiday home the perfect escape."