Andrew Green read Classics at Cambridge before coming to Wales in 1973 to train as an academic librarian. He has worked in university libraries in Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Sheffield, and Swansea, and was appointed as the ninth Librarian of the National Library of Wales in 1998, a position he held until he retired in 2013. Andrew also serves on many informational and educational bodies, including the Council of Aberystwyth University and the Legal Deposit Libraries Committee; he also currently serves as chair of the management of board for the New Welsh Review literary magazine.
The objects, chosen by author Andrew Green with the help of librarians, museum and gallery curators, and other experts, range from the ancient to the very recent, including items such as an iron sword dating from 1st century AD Roman rule, the earliest known copy of “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau”, and Raspberry Pi, the revolutionary coding computer for children first produced in Wales. All are represented by Rolant Dafis’ stunning photography, and given context by Green’s brief but fact-packed essays.