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Liz Riley Jones is the pen name of Sam Holland, a sculptor who lives and works in Kent.

It was the sculpture that Sam made of Dic Evans, an RNLI hero from Moelfre, Anglesey that reunited Sam with her family roots on the island.

Thomas Idwal Jones, her grandfather, was one of Dic’s lifelong friends, yet it was a chance phone call from the Moelfre Partnership over ten years ago that took Sam to Anglesey and changed her life.

Inspired by her newfound Celtic roots, Sam started learning Welsh and studying Celtic mythology, history and identity. This work has culminated in the story of Hiraeth - a mixture of personal experience, fantasy and homage to the great Celtic tales of the Mabinogion and the Irish Ulster Cycle.

I am getting quite excited now! My first book in the Hiraeth Trilogy, "Hiraeth a mark - marc" is finally available for release this coming Monday, 15th December. It is inspired by big Celtic themes: the Mabinogion, music, Welsh and Irish mythology and texts. The list is long and fairly comprehensive, but the overriding theme is the Welsh language. The initial inspiration is my 10 year battle wi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 12, 2014 01:15 • 86 views • Tags: adult, book-launch, celtic, druid, fantasy, hiraeth, wales, young
Average rating: 4.11 · 81 ratings · 17 reviews · 6 distinct works
Hiraeth a mark - marc

3.94 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Hiraeth: a burden - baich

4.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Hiraeth a Loss - Colled

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Hiraeth a Burden: Baich

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Hiraeth: a mark – marc

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014
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