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Thomas, W. Jenkyn (1904)

E.J. Arnold & Son Ltd

W. Jenkyn Thomas was the first headmaster of the school, in post from 1896 until 1905. He wrote this book for the pupils of higher standards of elementary schools, and for those in the lower forms of secondary schools in Wales. Written in English, it is a collection of extracts written by Welshmen or written by a variety of authors about Wales and Welshmen.

Although Thomas wrote several books, he is best known for his Welsh Fairy Book, 1913, which is still available from Dover Publications, ISBN: 0486417115, and from The University of Wales Press, ISBN: 0708312578. You can read the preface of this book, and find a link to the text of the whole book, by clicking here.

Other books written by Thomas include:

Penillion Telyn, gan W. Jenkyn Thomas, 1894,
Argraffwyd gan Gwmni y Cyhoeddwyr Cymreig, Caernarfon

The Harp of Youth, Edited by: W. Jenkyn Thomas, 1911,
Thomas Nelson & Sons

Heroes of Wales, Horace Marshall & Son, London

Letters to a Young Headmaster,
W. Jenkyn Thomas & Charles W. Bailey, Blackie & Son Ltd

More Welsh Fairy and Folk Tales,
Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1957.

All of these books were freely available on the secondhand market at the time of writing, April 2006.

from Colin Rees

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