• 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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<p><em>The Lovely Disciplines</em> is the new poetry collection by renowned author Martyn Crucefix. Displaying his characteristic flair, craft and intelligence, Crucefix&rsquo;s poems often begin with the visible, the tangible, the ordinary, yet through each act of attentiveness and the delicate fluidity of the language they...
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Graham Mort
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<p>Graham Mort writes beautifully about North Yorkshire, but the poems in his tenth collection, <em>Black Shiver Moss</em>, include pieces about landscapes and peoples as distant as South Africa and as close as Europe. New places are made intimate and familiar by Mort&rsquo;s vivid descriptions and evocations. Here is a...
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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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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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Nia Wyn
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<p><strong>Glen Dimplex Prize Winner, Biography Category, 2009<br />Barnes &amp; Noble Discovery Prize Winner, 2009<br />Good Housekeeping Book of the Year Shortlisted, 2009<br />Wales Book of the Year Shortlisted, 2008</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s the...
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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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John Morris
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<p>In a case which shocked the country,&nbsp;Mandy Power, her bed-ridden mother and her two young daughters were battered to death in a ferocious attack during the early hours, in June 1999. The crime sparked the largest criminal investigation ever mounted in Wales yet to public dismay the police made little progress.</p><p>...
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<p>PRE-ORDER NOW &ndash; PUBLISHING 04 AUGUST</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Welsh Verse</em>, Tony Conran&rsquo;s milestone of translation, makes a welcome return. Formerly the <em>Penguin Book of Welsh Verse</em>, Seren has expanded the selection of what is the standard text of high...
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<p>PRE-ORDER NOW &ndash; PUBLISHING 27 JULY</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&rsquo;Jonathan Tulloch gets the claustrophobia, and grey crippling littleness, in the physicalities of 1950s Britain and the grouchy, misanthropic mindset, with exactness and relish.&rsquo; &ndash; Ruth Padel</strong...
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Tony Conran (1931-2013)
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Martyn Crucefix
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Graham Mort
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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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Jonathan Tulloch
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Maria Donovan
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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><strong>&lsquo;[<em>The Women of Versailles</em>] demonstrates the power of great storytelling and...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Heart-breaking and tender, Maggie Harris uses her powerful voice to explore hidden experiences&rsquo; &ndash; Disclaimer Magazine</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Maggie Harris&rsquo; stories are informed by the Caribbean, where she was born, and Britain where she has lived...
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John Morris
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<p>In a case which shocked the country,&nbsp;Mandy Power, her bed-ridden mother and her two young daughters were battered to death in a ferocious attack during the early hours, in June 1999. The crime sparked the largest criminal investigation ever mounted in Wales yet to public dismay the police made little progress.</p><p>...
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Martin Griffiths
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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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