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Menna Gallie

Author of Strike for a Kingdom

Menna Gallie (1919-1990) was born in Ystradgynlais in the Swansea Valley. She attended Swansea University, and went on to live in Northern Ireland and Cambridge, before moving back later in life to the village of Newport, Pembrokeshire. Strike for a Kingdom (1959), her first novel, was a runner-up for the prestigious Gold Dagger award. She was also a frequent radio broadcaster for the BBC in Wales and Northern Ireland. Gallie was a first language Welsh speaker, and also translated into English Caradog Pritchard's Un Nos Ola Leuad, under the title Full Moon (1973).