Claire writes: A new translation of the ‘Mabinogion’ by Sioned Davies, Professor of Welsh at Cardiff University, has just been published. These Welsh tales appear in ‘The Tolkien Fan’s Medieval Reader’ by Turgon, though in an older translation. If you’d like to read a modern one, try this version. There’s a review, by the first national poet of Wales, Gwyneth Lewis, from the Guardian newspaper at

You can buy a copy on line at all the usual outlets – one which specializes in Welsh books is Gwales at If you want the link to this book on the Gwales site, it’s here.