A selection of short stories

by Dedwydd Jones



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/10/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781420891515

About the Book

These scenes from the globe are an odyssey through love, grief, friendship, death, spite, mirth, violence, nightmare and the unknown. They take place variously in fashionable ski resorts in Switzerland; a prestigious language school in Cambridge; an ocean going yacht; a ditch in woodland; David Bowie''s private residence in the Canton de Vaud; the den of a terrorist cell in Holland; mermaids off St David’s Head in Wales; the tossing of the caber at the Highland Games in Scotland; all accompanied by tastings from the finest cellars, making for a very heady brew!

Armed and Dangerous, the title story of the collection, is a hilaroius black novella on the suthor’s military service in the pulverized, beleaguered city of  Berlin during the Cold War.


The tales are topped off with authentic Celtic Triads and a triumphant Ode to the Welsh Leek.

About the Author

Dedwydd Jones, born Wales. Haverfordwest Grammar School, Latymer Upper School, London. Army, lieutenant, tank transporters, Berlin. Capt Berlin Army Rugby Team (his highest achievement!) London School of Economics, Warberg Institute of Classical Studies, London Univ. BA, Hist/Economics. Fellow in Drama, University of Wales, Cardiff. Old guard Welsh Nationalist. Actor/writer BBC TV Wales. Over 25 plays produced, Mermaid, Vaudeville Theatres, London; New Theatre, Cardiff, Edinburgh Festival, Cambridge etc. Poetry, various mags. Travelled Europe, teacher, woodman, gardener. Lived Switzerland, Editor 2plus2, International Lit Review. Plays for Swiss radio. Returned to UK, 1993. First novel The Lily and the Dragon published 2003. Theatre journalist for The Stage, London. The Raven Man his second novel. Preparing volume of short stories. Lives in Bedford, UK. Three lovely daughters. Member Society of Authors, UK, and Dramatists’ Guild of America.