Edward Tegla Davies

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Edward Tegla Davies (1880–1967) was a Wesleyan Methodist minister and a popular Welsh language writer, born at Llandegla-yn-Iâl, Denbighshire, north Wales.[1]

His works include a number of children's books which display his rich imagination and sometimes surreal humour, the novel Gŵr Pen y Bryn (1923), short stories and a series of essays. Among the latter is the collection Gyda'r Hwyr (1957),[2] including Y Bedd Hwnnw ("That Grave") recording a visit to the grave of the Blessed John Henry Newman at Rubery (Longbridge) near Birmingham, and Y Wraig o'r Wyddgrug ("The Woman from Mold"), in which he meets, in Manchester, someone who knew the Welsh novelist, Daniel Owen, in her youth.[2]

A Cabinet Office release in 2012[3] shows that he declined an OBE in the New Year Honours in 1963.


  1. ^ "The National Library of Wales :: Dictionary of Welsh Biography". Wbo.llgc.org.uk. 1967-10-09. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b Davies, E. Tegla (1957). Gyda'r Hwyr. Lerpwl: Gwasg y Brython. ASIN B0000CJPEM. 
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