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Poet and author from Wales. Poetry of all kinds and children's stories. Even her dog writes.

Background Information

Daffni Percival  moved to North Wales in 1985 after a varied career including nursing, childcare,  a university degree in Russian and French, and fifteen years of running an International Centre in Exeter and simultaneously teaching English as a foreign language.

In Wales she earns a precarious living teaching intensive residential crash courses in Russian, French, Welsh and German and writes and publishes stories and poetry. She writes both serious and funny poetry, stories for children, mostly featuring animals, especially sheepdogs.

Birth Place
Trawsfynydd,  Wales UK

Have a degree in Russian, which is pretty irrelevant to authorship except that I also translate.
Translated History of Peter the Great for the Pushkin Centenary First complete Works in English.
My tranlation of Alphonse Daudet's Letters From My Mill is available on Amazon and from my website -
Quite a lot of poems published in various magazines. Collection 'Sun On The Hill' still available.

Additional Information

I also do some publishing. Recent publications David Gardiner's novel ENGINEERING PARADISE about growing up in Northern Ireland, and THE SHORT, THE LONG AND THE TALL,short stories by American writer Andrew McIntyre, A complete collection of Hedd Wyn's poetry [in Welsh will appear shortly.

Contact Information
Merilang Press
Daffni Percival Bodyfuddau
Trawsfynydd  LL41 4UW   Wales UK
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Merilang Press
My books and some by other authors at present published by Merilang Press, which is a comparatively new company.

Ukauthors web site
My page on ukauthors site. Don't be surprised that I seem at first glance to be a border collie. It's an in joke as my dog wrote my first book. The site has work posted by many excellent authors and much discussion od same.

Publishing and writing
Finding time to be both a writer and a publisher is proving a more than 24/7 job. Recently on hold is the formatting of Heff Wyn, Ei Barddoniaeth, a full collection of hedd Wyn's poetry including some not previously published. The book block is now done and I am struggling with formatting a cover in Serif Photoplus.

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