My book on the fascinating mid-Wales poet Ruth Bidgood, in the landmark University of Wales Press 'Writers of Wales' series, has now been printed. My author's copy dropped through the letter-box this morning, and it does look very handsome - complete with a striking 1997 photograph of Ruth herself, by the marvellous Bernard Mitchell, on the front cover (see left). So, kudos to UWP for making such a good job of it.
If you'd like to buy a copy, you can find it online at the Welsh Book's Council's gwales.com (here) or on Amazon (here), though I guess it'll take a few days yet to arrive from the warehouse.
Professor Jane Aaron has been kind enough to say of the book that 'Bidgood’s achievement stands out clearly from its pages, which ring true, like her poems.'