Ronald Welch - children's author

Gaynor Madoc Leonard
10/11/13 02:23:41PM
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In Slightly Foxed's Autumn quarterly, there's an appreciation of Ronald Welch (1909-1982) who wrote a series of historical novels for children, based around the Carey family of Llanstephan. He was born Ronald Felton in Glamorgan and took the name Welch as he had served in the Welch Regiment during World War II.

I'm sorry to say that I'm ignorant of his work but it all sounds well worth looking at and the novels seem to be the kind that adults could read as well as children.

The Careys in the novels take part in all the major events of British history, such as the Crusades, the Battle of Crecy, a plot to assassinate Elizabeth I, the Battle of Blenheim, the French Revolution, the Peninsular War, the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny and World War I.

The books are going to be re-published by Simply Foxed over the next 2 years. See

updated by @gaynor-madoc-leonard: 11/11/15 10:39:00PM