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Meet The Royal House Detective, Mark Baker author of A Royal Home in Wales - Llwynywermod

A Royal Home in Wales - Llwynywermod

• The first book to go through the keyhole at HRH The Prince of Wales’ new home in Wales

• Published to coincide with HRH The Prince of Wales’ 60th birthday celebrations on November 14th, 2008

• Reveals the fascinating history of the first royal home in Wales since the English Civil War and the history of its original owners the Griffies-Williams family

• Packed with full colour photographs and illustrations, including drawings by the official architects of the Royal restoration project

What links Henry VIII’s executed wife Anne Boleyn to HRH the Prince of Wales’ new home in Wales?

Why would medieval healers visit the area around the historic country estate to gather herbs?

And just how much did the previous owners pay when they bought the run-down farmhouse and 200 acres of land 10 years ago?

Find the answer to all these questions and more in Llwynywermod: A Royal Home in Wales by Mark Baker.

The first book to chart the fascinating history to HRH The Prince of Wales’ new home in Wales.

About the author

Mark Baker’s interest in preserving Welsh houses started more than 10 years ago.At the age of 13 he became one of the country’s youngest historians when he published his first book the Rise and Fall of Gwyrch Castle. He would pass the ruins every day on his way to school and was inspired to find out about its past. And what he discovered prompted him to launch a national campaign to save the castle by setting up the Gwyrch Castle Preservation Trust. At the time he appeared on TV, Radio, met Tony Blair, founded a charity and managed to persuade authorities to save the castle.
During this time he had his first meeting with HRH The Prince of Wales, when he visited Mark’s exhibition on Gwyrch Castle at Ruthin.
Over the years Mark has written ten books on Welsh houses and their families, as well as campaigning tirelessly for the historic built environment. His books include The Rise and Fall of Gwrych Castle, Hafodunos Hall – Triumph of the Martyr, Plas Teg – A Jacobean Country House and with Michael Tree, Forgotten Houses of Wales.
Mark lives on the North Wales Coast and is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University.

For more information, interviews and to request images and review copies, please call Alison Stokes
PR and Production Manager,
Accent Press Ltd
Tel: 01443 800353
Email: alison@accentpress.co.uk
[http://www.accentpress.co.uk]
Official Launch at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Friday, November 21st, 6.30pm