Author: Ann Howard Published: December 2019
Ann Howard, the popular author and historian, who was invited by the Ryde Eisteddfod Committee to write the book, is gratified by its initial enthusiastic reception. She says: it was a tremendous challenge to represent 30 years and thousands of entrants in different disciplines in one book, without archives. I became a detective, tracking people down all over the world. What emerged from over 250 interviews, was that the Eisteddfod was a special part of each career path. Ryde residents can be justly proud that such as significant number of world class figures in the arts recognise the importance of experiencing the stage and audience, their peers and the adjudicator’s comments from the age of 5.
Copies of the book may be picked up (by arrangement) or posted
SIGNED COPIES: If anyone would like to have their copy signed by Ann Howard, she would be very happy for them to visit her on Dangar Island (just a short ferry trip from Brooklyn wharf). Please email her at
How to Purchase
1. Purchase the Book - paypal or credit card.
- (Please also purchase postage below if you do not wish to pick it up).
PICKED UP copies will be available at the Ryde Council Customer Service Centre - below the library at TOP RYDE SHOPPING CENTRE.
Please show them your confirmed paypal notice of payment.
2. Postage for Book postage - 1 or 2 books