• Miner’s son Morlais Jenkins is already being educated away from his background at grammar school when he is adopted, on the death of her own son, by the wife of the local colliery owner. Morlais’s parents recognize the opportunity for their son to make a better future, but they must all pay a great price. Stifled by middle class life, his adoptive mother recognizes that Morlais will be a poet and encourages him to be neither working class or middle class, but true to his talent.

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Rosanne Alexander
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<p>When Rosanne Alexander&rsquo;s boyfriend Mike was offered the job of warden of Skomer, a small uninhabited island off the south west tip of Wales, they had just ten days to leave college, marry (a condition of employment) and gather their belongings and provisions for the trip to the island. This was the first of many challenges...
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Emily Blewitt
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Here is a riotous, cacophonous and wonderful book. Here is an important new voice in British poetry.&rsquo;<br />&ndash; Jonathan Edwards, author of <em>My Family and Other Superheroes</em>.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>This Is Not a Rescue</...
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Rhian Edwards
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<p><em>Brood</em> is the new pamphlet from poet Rhian Edwards. Winner of all three categories of Wales Book of the Year in 2013 for her debut poetry collection, <em><a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/clueless-dogs">Clueless Dogs</a>,</em> Bridgend-born and based Edwards is known...
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Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p><strong>&lsquo;This is a truly inspiring collection, all the more so for its wit and its grit, its poetry and its honesty; here we have women producing &lsquo;good art&rsquo; despite &ndash; and often &nbsp;because of &ndash; &lsquo;the pram in the hall.&rsquo; &ndash; Shelley Day</strong>...
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Eva Salzman
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<p>With over 250 contributors, this generous selection of poetry by women with an emphasis on twentieth-century poetry in English features poets from the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, and New Zealand. Arranged by thematic chapters that touch on various aspects of modern life, this anthology aims to be a...
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<p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s the strangest time &ndash; a birth &ndash; for life to start falling apart&rdquo;<br /><br />Set between the summers of 1998 and 2005 in Cardiff, <em>Blue Sky July</em> follows the story of a mother whose child suffers a devastating brain injury. It traces her journey into a...
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Patrick McGuinness
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<p><strong>WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2012</strong><br /><br /><strong>WINNER OF THE 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD FOR &#39;BEST FICTION BOOK&#39;</strong><br /><br /><strong>LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p><strong>SHORT-...
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<p>Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2006<br /><br />Ideas of separation and divorce are important in Owen Sheers&rsquo; eagerly-awaited follow up to his acclaimed debut collection <em>The Blue Book</em>. The geographical divides of borders, the separation of the dead and the living, the movement from childhood...
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Martin Griffiths
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<p>In <em>Dark Land, Dark Skies</em>, astronomer Martin Griffiths subverts conventional astronomical thought by eschewing the classical naming of constellations and investigating Welsh and Celtic naming. Ancient peoples around the world placed their own myths and legends in the heavens, though these have tended to become lost...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Dark and rich, The Women of Versailles is filled with political intrigue, sexual awakening, and the roots of revolution.&rsquo; &ndash; Peggy Riley</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In <em>The Women of Versailles</em>, the narrative slips between the decadent world...
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Emily Blewitt
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Rhian Edwards
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Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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Yvonne Reddick
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<p><em>Translating Mountains</em> is the Mslexia prize-winning pamphlet from Yvonne Reddick. The poems are multi-layered compositions. They tell of grief for a beloved father as well as a close friend, who both died in mountain-climbing accidents. The author&rsquo;s own love of mountaineering comes through with her vividly...
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Kate Brown
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Dark and rich, The Women of Versailles is filled with political intrigue, sexual awakening, and the roots of revolution.&rsquo; &ndash; Peggy Riley</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In <em>The Women of Versailles</em>, the narrative slips between the decadent world...
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<p>Maggie Harris&rsquo; stories are informed by the Caribbean, where she was born, and Britain where she has lived as an adult, and through them, the wider world. Issues of belonging and migration feature, but alongside these are growing interests in voice, narrative, gardening and botany, music and family. There are both UK and...
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<p><br /><strong>&lsquo;<em>My Falling Down House</em> is a masterpiece&rsquo; &ndash; Anne Janowitz, Emerita Professor, Dept of English, Queen Mary University of London</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a novel for anyone who has had a setback in life; for anyone who ever...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Jo Mazelis knows that a riddling strangeness can yield its secret life to a story. The tales in this strong, pleasing, third collection hold and are transformed by that power.&rsquo; &ndash; Planet</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What are little girls made of? What will they...
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Martin Griffiths
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<p>In <em>Dark Land, Dark Skies</em>, astronomer Martin Griffiths subverts conventional astronomical thought by eschewing the classical naming of constellations and investigating Welsh and Celtic naming. Ancient peoples around the world placed their own myths and legends in the heavens, though these have tended to become lost...
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Rosanne Alexander
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<p>When Rosanne Alexander&rsquo;s boyfriend Mike was offered the job of warden of Skomer, a small uninhabited island off the south west tip of Wales, they had just ten days to leave college, marry (a condition of employment) and gather their belongings and provisions for the trip to the island. This was the first of many challenges...
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Ian Spring
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<p>Revisiting his native city, Ian Spring&rsquo;s new book charts how it has changed over the last forty years. In <em>Real Glasgow</em> he visits the city&rsquo;s landmarks, and also his personal landmarks, overlaying the current map of Glasgow with the map in his memory.</p><p>Among the shipyards of Govan,...
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Jen Jones
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<p>Jen Jones&nbsp;has written an expanded version of&nbsp;<em>Welsh Quilts</em>, her authoritative guide&nbsp;to the history and art of the quilt in Wales.&nbsp;Kaffe Fassett, the doyenne of textiles, provides a Foreword for this&nbsp;new edition, which also&nbsp;includes a greater&nbsp;number of...
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