HistoryPoints News

Nov 24, 2018

A shop tailor-made for a novelist

Daniel Owen, the first significant Welsh-language novelist, didn't have to look far when he needed inspiration for new characters. He kept a tailor's shop in Mold, and the steady stream of customers gave him plenty of ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

ideas for his writing. He achieved literary success despite a difficult start in life. He was a baby when his father and two of his brothers died in a colliery flood in 1837, leaving his mother with four children to raise. For more of Daniel Owen's story, use your mobile to scan the QR codes in the window of his former shop, now a pub named Y Pentan (in homage to him). Or click here