Interesting list! I've read a few of them, but not that many. I would definitely suggest that you read The Mabinogion. It's such an amazing insight into early Welsh storytelling, and it's quite, quite bonkers, so well worth your time. I've got the Siôned Davies version. I would also have suggested Cysgod y Cryman, translated by Meic Stephens as Shadow of the Sickle, but it looks a bit out of print. I have a version in Welsh for learners which I need to tackle at some point.

Travels in an Old Tongue is lovely, though it's been a while since I read it, and Susan Cooper's Grey King is bloody marvellous, but it will help if you've read the previous books in the Dark is Rising series first. They're all short and fabulous, so that won't be a chore at all!

Looks like a great list, though. Lots of books there I want to read myself!

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Feb 23Liked by Alex Johnson

Really interesting. I was pleased to find that I have heard of 6 of the books / poems on the list and amazed that I have actually read 3;

Under Milk Wood, On The Black Hill & The Owl Service , the latter I think being partly based on the Mabinogion ( which I haven’t read). Looking forward to hearing your top tips when you have read them all…

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