“There has long been a need for an anthology of Welsh sports writing that would reflect the best of it. Here it is.”
The Western Mail
Sport is one of our consuming passions, and its literature is rich and extensive. This original and enjoyable anthology brings together for the very first time the finest writing on Welsh sport by some of our most acclaimed authors – novelists, short-story writers, journalists, historians and poets.
Its wide-ranging selection of fiction, non-fiction and verse reminds us that sport, like literature, is not only about itself but also about life, and sometimes death, and the human meaning of both.
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Featuring writing by: Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, Dannie Abse, Richard Llewellyn, Carolyn Hitt, Leslie Thomas, Sheenagh Pugh, Alexander Cordell, Lewis Davies, Max Boyce, Jon Arlott, Eddie Butler, John Toshack, Rupert Moon, Gerald Davies and many more.
The Welshman has no national sport or pastime, unless it is playing dominoes, or ‘rings,’ for beer, in the pot-house. Cricket is, comparatively speaking, unknown, not a single county having a team composed of Welshmen that could hold its own anywhere outside the Principality. Golf is entirely in the hands of English or Scottish people, and most other pastimes are non-existent.