Your Chance to Land Some Early Christmas Treats; OWEN PEARCE Reviews Two New Books on Welsh History - Plus, Your Chance to WIN Copies

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TIME to Remember gets into the seasonal spirit by offering a number of great early presents for Christmas.

First up is the chance to win one of FIVE copies of The Tempus History of Wales - 25,00BC-2000AD (pounds 16.99).

In addition, we also have five copies of Pembrokeshire, Photographic Memories, by Francis Frith's Book Company (pounds 14.99).

The History of Wale is edited by Prys Morgan, Reader of History at the University of Wales, Swansea. The book is the product of an ambition of Mr Morgan's for 30 years.

It covers early man's influence on the landscape of Wales - looking at discoveries of primitive tools, axeheads and implements through to stone circles, burial chambers and earthworks.

The book gathers pace once you get stuck into it - thanks to the chapters covering the huge influence of the Romans, the Dark Ages and the emergence of 'frontier Wales' in the turn of the first millennium.

The first 500 years of the new millennium are covered extensively, and help give the reader an understanding behind a turbulent era for the ethnic Welsh, Normans, AngloSaxons, and, eventually, the English establishment in London.

The 16th century onwards was dominated, of course, by the Reformation and the Industrial Revolution.

The impact of Methodist and the Non-conformist movements is covered, as is the emergence of Wales as one of the globe's most influential countries in the world of iron, coal and heavy industry. …