Malcolm Llywelyn

“Bachgen bach o Ferthyr erioed erioed”.

Born and brought up in Merthyr Tydfil, Malcolm, who has learnt Welsh, started to contribute reports and articles to Y Fan a’r Lle, the Welsh language community newspaper for Brecon and the surrounding area. His first three books were then published between 2011 and 2012.

Bywyd y Bannau is a book of fictional short stories about life in the Brecon Beacons and includes “Y Frongoch”, a story which won the Academy Cymreig/Lingo Newydd competition for writing a short story for Welsh learners in 2008.

"Bannau Brycheiniog, A History of place-names" was published in 2011; “Bannau Brycheiniog" is a revealing and fascinating book to be enjoyed, not only by those whose families have always lived here, but also by newcomers who will be delighted to discover something about where they now live, and visitors, tourists and walkers exploring this wonderful area of the Brecon Beacons.” Sue Brook, Editor of “Where We Belong”.   

"Enwogion Cymru" is Malcolm’s second book for Welsh learners; “Golwg ar hanes Cymru trwy ddeuddeg o gymeriadau hanesyddol sydd wedi cyfrannu tuag at hunaniaeth a diwylliant Cymru ydy’r llyfr hwn.” This book looks at the history of Wales through 12 historical characters who have contributed to the identity and culture of Wales. It includes a comprehensive vocabulary and further historical notes.

Malcolm and his wife Jean now live in Llanfrynach, near Brecon.


Bannau Brycheiniog Brecon Beacons - A History of Placenames


Bannau Brycheiniog - The origin and meaning of placenames provide us with an historical perspective of our environment and our social and cultural life.

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