A CELTIC harpist from Wales has launched her debut novel at an Oswestry book shop.

Delyth Jenkins, who was born and bred in Oswestry but now lives in Swansea, has always had a love of everything to do with Wales due to her Welsh family roots.

On Saturday, she visited Siop Cwlwm in the town's market to sign copies of her first novel 'That Would Be Telyn' and to play her harp which was her inspiration for the book ¬¬- Telyn is the Welsh word for harp.

Delyth said: "In 2012 I walked the Pembrokeshire Coast path which is 186-miles – in 17 days.

"I took my harp – the idea was to play a series of impromptu path-side concerts.

"When I came across walkers they would ask what I was carrying so I'd ask if they'd like to hear traditional Welsh music.

"The book is an account of my adventures while on the walk but also interwoven with biographical flashbacks of my childhood and my life in music and theatre – an as you walk, you remember something, sort of thing."

Delyth is a self-taught harpist who took up playing in her early 20s as a hobby but decided just two years ago to write her own novel.

"I'm a late starter when it comes to writing a book at my age and having it published at 63," she added.

"I'd like to write another though – I've got the bug now and would love to go on more adventures.

"My motto is adventure before dementia."