They have been chosen from the many anthologies published by Honno since its beginnings in 1987.
Together they reveal the wonderful depth of storytelling and give a window onto the lives, experiences and creativity of Welsh women writers.
The stories take us into other worlds - the secret life of a lonely cleaner, young girls making perfume on a summer's day, French lovers desperate to escape their mother, a holiday in the Med where perfect skin is not the only answer. The non-fiction ranges from the horrors of Belsen, as seem at first hand by a Welsh nurse, to remote Bardsey Island, from the swinging sixties to the trials of a mother seeking a career in the clergy.
Classic Welsh authors Brenda Chamberlain and Bertha Thomas also appear to complete a line-up which should fascinate and enteratin well beyond the next quarter of a century.
Wales Book of the Month June 2012