|Thursday, 16th November 2017, on the promenade at Llandudno, North Wales, and the first time that author, Patricia Lennan, holds in her hand a copy of her historical novel,|
Owl at Midnight – a story of Gwenllian, the lost Princess of Wales.
It was a big day … the culmination of six years of writing and research of the 13th century events that shaped the life of the last native Princess of Wales.
It was a long awaited day for members of The Princess Gwenllian Society.
|Patricia spent time talking with all the guests and gave a short speech in which she explained how she had come to write Owl at Midnight.
Her inspiration was a visit to the birthplace of Gwenllian, at Abergwyngregyn, near to Llandudno.
|“I was shown the room where it is thought Eleanor de Montfort gave birth to Gwenllian, the tunnel which led to the sea and other tunnels which once led to the mountains above.
It was here where my story was born.”
Owl at Midnight tells Gwenllian’s known story; the last native Princess of Wales, she was taken as a baby by King Edward’s men and shut away in an English nunnery at his command.
There she grew up and took her vows, never knowing her real identity.
Patricia brings to life a young woman pushing at the boundaries and questioning the rules that confine her.
But she doesn’t leave her there. Outside the Priory, hopes rise to restore the rightful Princess to the Principality of Wales … and here possibilities open up that could have changed the course of history.
Owl at Midnight
a story of Gwenllian, the lost Princess of Wales
Paperback book, 364 pages, with map, Welsh royal family tree, plus pen illustrations heading each chapter.
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