by Angela Hoppe Kingston
Apecs Press Caerleon 2000
hb 0 9537267 3 8
(out of print)
The author has chosen aspects of the legend and other Celtic symbols
and woven them into a contemporary tale of bullying in a Welsh
wanted to tell a contemporary story against the backdrop of the
legend which would synthesise past and present Welsh culture,'
heroine of the title is an enigmatic character who has strange
moods. She behaves strangely and has an affinity with nature and
is Wyn's informing spirit. Wyn is the real hero of the story,
he suffers verbal and physical abuse before Nia helps him to learn
how to deal with the bullying.'
stones and cairns are scattered throughout the land of Wales.
Some bear inscriptions either in Ogham or Celtic lettering sometimes
you look at the Ogham lettering on a standing stone, you think
of the people who inscribed the stone. They wanted to give a message
to people of the future and they are worth listening to. It is
a collective consciousness which should not be ignored. It has
made the Welsh people what they are today. Wyn and Elfryn have
contemporary problems, the resolution is possible because of the
influence of the lake and Wyn's heritage'.